Clinical Oncology MSc/Diploma - Full-time, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    22750
    Tuition (Year)
    22750
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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For health care professionals from diverse backgrounds who wish to expand their knowledgeof theoretical and practical aspects of oncology, thisfull-time programme is particularly suitable for medical professionals with an interest in clinical, medical, surgical and translational oncology.

About

Unique to this programme is the exciting opportunity to gain clinical observership status and log your hours observing in a UK based hospital.

The aim of this programme is to give you a scientific understanding of the cellular basis of cancer.  We then discuss how understanding the molecular pathology of the disease can help in stratifying patients to personalised cancer therapeutic approaches and disease management.

Aiming to allow you to understand the research process, this programme draws on examples from within this renowned research Institute and its associated Clinical Trials Unit. A key part of the Masters programme is the planning, execution and reporting of a piece of independent study leading to submission of a dissertation. 

At all levels we aim to encourage interactive rather than didactic learning and lecturing. Therefore, as well as assembling and learning facts you will also consider some of the philosophical challenges which underlie the treatment of cancer.

You can opt for a Postgraduate Diploma on completion of the core modules and 30 credits of optional modules, or a Masters on successful completion of the taught programme and an independently researched dissertation.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University of Birmingham is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Birmingham offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Molecular Pathology of Cancer
  • Cancer Therapy
  • Surgical Oncology and Perioperative Management
  • Dissertation
  • Advanced Cancer Clinical Trials- Design and Implementations
  • Haemato-oncology
  • Paediatric Oncology
  • Radiation Physics
  • Radiation Biology
  • Caring for Cancer Patients
  • Palliative Care and Cancer Patients
  • Translational Research in Cancer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: 3 July is the application deadline for international students
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    185

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

As this programme is focused around professional practice It is essential that you have at least six months experience working in an oncology environment. This may include experience in medicine, surgery, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, nursing, radiography, clinical trials, and other related disciplines.

You will also need an undergraduate degree in a suitable subject. This could include, but is not restricted to, the following fields: medicine, radiography, pharmacy, or relevant and equivalent experience/professional qualifications.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 22750 International
  • GBP 22750 EU/EEA

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.