Most people's lives are touched by cancer at some point. Cancer is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, although with increased screening, early detection and continually improving treatments, there are now over two million survivors of cancer in the UK. The impact of cancer does not stop when treatment is over, and cancer can have wide-ranging consequences for physical, psycho-social and practical aspects of life for many years. In addition, cancer is a major focus of medical research, treatment development and clinical trials all of which raise interesting ethical, legal and policy issues, both in the UK and internationally.
This MSc course offers an innovative interdisciplinary perspective on the study of cancer. Three core modules, which encompass both biological and social sciences, provide the foundation. These equip you to apply key theories and concepts critically, and to develop the skills required to engage in debates about the impact of cancer on the individual, the family and society. A wide range of additional modules offers the opportunity to examine aspects of cancer in greater detail from different perspectives, ranging from professional practice to historical perspectives, from epidemiological and medical research to biotechnology.
The MSc also provides the opportunity to undertake advanced study in Oxford, a city renowned for its academic excellence, with a Cancer Centre and a range of expert practitioners working in the cancer field. The department hosts the prestigious HRH Prince Sultan Chair in Cancer Care and the Cancer Care research group.
Palliative Care: Global Perspectives - MSc, PGDip, PGCert
UK/EU £905 per single unit; International £11,600
Full-time: MSc: 12 months. For PGDip and PGCert contact the Programme Administrator.
Part-time: MSc: up to 3 years
This exciting master's course is open to UK, EU and international applicants.
The course will appeal to a wide range of individuals who wish to gain an understanding of cancer and its impact from a range of different perspectives. This includes:
The unique features of this course include:
This multidisciplinary course aims to equip you with an understanding of the impact of cancer on the individual, family and society, and to apply key theories and concepts to these topics.
The course is modular in structure with four compulsory modules:
You will also have the opportunity to select an additional two optional modules to suit the individual focus of your studies. Optional Modules (20 M Level credits) you may choose include:
The final award depends upon the number of modules you take. A PGCert requires the successful completion of three modules and the PGDip requires the successful completion of six modules. The MSc requires the successful completion of nine modules, which must include an advanced research methods module and a dissertation (triple module).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
You may be eligible for transferred certificated credit, if you can produce transcripts of equivalent study in one or more modular areas. If you wish to transfer credit you will be required to produce transcripts, so are advised to make initial enquiries through the Course Leader.
Note: the university offers a pre-master's programme which has been designed to fully prepare you for your future master's course if:
If your first language is not English you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level - IELTS 6.5-7.0 overall, or equivalent
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
The University has roots in Oxford that go back to 1865 (when it was known as the Oxford School of Art). The present student body is 19,000. It has managed to forge a presence in the city of Oxford as well as maintain a separate identity from nearby University of Oxford.