Taught course

Transformative Oncology

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in:

  • medical
  • dentistry
  • subject allied to medicine such as biosciences, nursing or pharmacy

with sufficient evidence of the relevant units taken.

You will also need to provide:

  • Two satisfactory professional or academic references
  • A copy of your CV detailing your full work experience
  • A personal statement (approx. 500 words) detailing why you're interested in studying on the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Transform clinical outcomes for patients with cancer

There is a global need to better understand the underlying biology of cancer and the diversity of tumours and patients through multidisciplinary, innovative approaches. Adopting a holistic to develop personalised strategies for cancer treatment is vital.

This pioneering, patient-focussed course brings together the excellence and global approach of The University of Manchester, The Manchester Cancer Research Centre and The Christie Hospital among other organisations to empower you to take the next step in your career.

Who this course is for

If you want to reposition yourself as a leader in oncology, but don't want to take time out from your important work to study, this fully online MSc course will allow you to learn flexibly while still working.

Whether trainee doctor, clinical nurse specialist or another clinical care professional, studying this course will empower you to specialise and branch out professionally and upskill, transforming clinical outcomes for patients with cancer in the process. Whichever pathway you choose, studying Transformative Oncology will give you the tools to lead the next wave of cancer specialists and revolutionise the oncology field to effectively transform clinical outcomes for patients with cancer.

What you will learn

  • Develop new interdisciplinary approaches to expedite the early detection of cancer.
  • Learn from world-renowned cancer specialists and researchers, understanding cutting edge technology and embracing diversity to meet whole-population needs.
  • Understand the patient pathway to develop personalised strategies for cancer treatment.
  • Develop critical insight into the physical principles underpinning radiotherapy, medical imaging for radiotherapy, treatment planning and future developments of radiotherapy.

Where and when you will study

This fully online, part-time MSc means you can study from anywhere in the world and fit it around your day-to-day life. You will be expected to learn while you continue to work, and to use examples from your work throughout your study.

You can take 1-3 years to complete the PGCert, 2-4 years to complete a PGDip and up to 3-5 years to complete the MSc. You'll learn through a mix of interactive teaching and have plenty of opportunities to work collaboratively with your peers.

How it will benefit your career

  • Build a professional network across the globe and be in prime position to hear about the latest international opportunities.
  • Through our highly-interactive teaching platform, learn from the experiences of researchers and colleagues in diverse settings and gain a broader perspective.
  • Use skills and knowledge acquired through the course in your job from day one to start advancing in your role and beyond.
  • Practise applying your skills in real-life scenarios through our simulation platform, and be prepared for a range of situations.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Medical Sciences