Taught course

Oncology for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

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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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Oncology for the Pharmaceutical Industry MSc, PGDip and PGCert are for professionals working to develop and manufacture cancer treatments. You'll appraise current approaches to cancer diagnosis and treatment. You can then apply them to real-world economic models to bring products to market. You'll learn the basics of research in oncology. You'll have the opportunity to develop your research skills in the dissertation.

You'll study alongside clinicians in oncology and palliative care. This provides a unique opportunity to explore the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare.

We offer world-class online education in cancer drug development. Our courses respond to many influences, including:

  • clinical
  • scientific
  • technical
  • economic
  • political.

You'll study in a modular structure. This enables career development that wraps around work commitments. You'll have access to Newcastle University’s academic and pastoral support services. They offer an excellent learner experience to all.

Oncology offers 3 qualifications:

  • the postgraduate certificate requires 60 credits of study
  • the postgraduate diploma requires 120 credits
  • the MSc requires 180 credits. It includes a dissertation, which bears 60 credits.

Information for international students

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and reading, and 6.5 in speaking and listening).

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in Programme information in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    36-60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    24-48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    12-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Oncology and Palliative Care Team
Email
oncpall@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)191 208 7032