Postgraduate

Oncology MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Oncology MSc, PGDip, PGCert

MSc - minimum 3 years, maximum 5 years
PGDip - minimum 2 years, maximum 4 years
PGCert – minimum 1 year, maximum 2 years
CPD modules available

Profile

This part time, online course covers all aspects of delivering care to patients, including treatment modalities, biological, psychosocial and ethical perspectives. Developed and delivered with well-established cancer institutes and oncological and palliative care expertise, you will experience a comprehensive and intellectually stimulating experience wherever you are in the world.

Our part time, online courses cover all aspects of delivering care to patients, including treatment modalities, biological, psychosocial and ethical perspectives. Developed and delivered with well-established cancer institutes and oncological and palliative care expertise. You will experience a comprehensive and intellectually stimulating experience wherever you are in the world.

These courses are designed to provide those working in oncology and related professional roles with detailed knowledge about the interrelationship between oncology and clinical cancer service provision.

Throughout the course you will develop clinical leadership, clinical excellence and the ability to cultivate interdisciplinary collaboration in the delivery of evidence based oncology. This includes sharing mutually valuable information to help develop clinical practice. You will be introduced to the basis of research in oncology, preparing you for further research within the field.

We have designed these courses in collaboration with the Northern Institute for Cancer Research (NICR) and it is delivered in association with the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC).

Our students include those:

  • training in nursing, medical or scientific specialties and dealing with cancer, clinical or medical oncology, or palliative care
  • working in the pharmacology industry or in cancer research

Quality and Ranking

We rank in the top 100 for Medicine - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

Staff

Newcastle and the North East of England have a tremendous amount of oncological expertise and all our teaching staff are healthcare professionals actively involved in research. This knowledge base provides a comprehensive, intellectually stimulating, and extremely useful educational experience to all students involved in it.

The course is led by:

  • Dr Charles Kelly, Degree Programme Director and Consultant Clinical Oncologist
  • Dr Victoria Hewitt, Deputy Degree Programme Director and Palliative Care Specialist.

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Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

All modules are delivered online with no attendance required.

The award you receive depends on the number of credits you choose to study:

  • Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert): 60 credits
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip): 120 credits
  • Master of Science (MSc): 180 credits including a 60 credit dissertation

Our online module durations vary from 10 -17 weeks.  They are split between 10 and 20 credit modules and require 10-20 hours of work per week. You should set aside regular study hours to get the most out of the course.

Semester start dates are:
Semester 1: September
Semester 2: January

Modules for 2019 entry

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2020 entry will be available from the end of May 2020.

Fees & Funding

2019-2020 fees

If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2019 and 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline and working in the healthcare profession or related field. We will consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and are working in the healthcare profession or related field.

You must be IT literate to complete these highly interactive courses online and have access to a computer with a printer and a reliable internet connection.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step-by-step guide can help you on your way.

Start date

The course has two start dates:

  • September
  • January

Closing date

The deadline for January 2020 entry is 13 December 2019. 

When you make your online application, you will need to select your academic year of entry on the 'Programme of Study' page.

  • If you are applying for September 2019 or January 2020, select 2019/2020 in the 'Academic year of entry' field.
  • If you are applying for September 2020 or January 2021, select 2020/2021 in the 'Academic year of entry' field.

When applying for a CPD module, please include the module name and code you wish to study in your personal statement, eg 'I would like to study the CPD Developments in Diagnostic Imaging in Oncology (E-learning) module (ONC8004)'

Contact

Faculty of Medical Sciences
Oncology and Palliative Care Team
+44 (0) 191 208 7032
Email: oncpall@ncl.ac.uk
Website: Oncology and Palliative Care

    

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