Taught course

Cancer Studies

Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline.

You must be IT literate to complete our highly interactive online course. You also need to have access to a computer with a printer and a reliable internet connection.

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.

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Months of entry


Course content

This part-time, online course covers all aspects of delivering care to patients. It is developed and delivered by well-established cancer institutes and oncological and palliative care experts. You'll enjoy a comprehensive and stimulating experience wherever you are worldwide.

This course provides detailed knowledge about the relationship between oncology and clinical cancer service provision in:

  • oncology
  • palliative care
  • oncology pharmaceutical industry professionals.

You'll develop skills in clinical excellence and leadership. You'll cultivate interdisciplinary collaboration in the delivery of evidence-based oncology and palliative care. This includes sharing valuable information to help develop clinical practice. You'll explore the basis of research in oncology and palliative care. This will prepare you for further research within the field.

We have designed this course in collaboration with the Faculty of Medical Sciences. We work in association with the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC).

Our students include those:

  • training in nursing, medical or scientific specialisms. They are dealing with cancer, clinical or medical oncology, or palliative care
  • working in the pharmacology industry or in cancer research.

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Information for international students

English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.5 in all sub-skills).

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12-36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12-36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification


Course contact details

Faculty of Medical Sciences, Oncology and Palliative Care Team
+44 (0) 191 208 7032