Taught course

Specialist Practice (Cancer)

The University of Manchester · School of Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

We require a relevant honours first degree (Lower Second or above or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution or evidence of previous study, research or professional experience that the University accepts as qualifying you for entry.

Home/UK applicants should usually have current clinical practice experience at the point of application.

Those studying part-time should continue to practice throughout the duration of their studies. For part-time students completing units with practical components, we require written support from their employer to attend and complete any practice-based components.

International applicants should usually have current clinical practice at the point of application and up to the commencement of the course.

We require a health/social work professional qualification relevant to the course, or current registration with relevant professional statutory or equivalent regulatory body.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Specialist Practice (Cancer) course is a partnership between The University of Manchester and The Christie School of Oncology aimed at nurses and other health professionals who want to develop their professional skills and clinical practice within oncology.

You will develop an expert knowledge base, higher decision-making skills and professional competencies to deliver care within the integrated multi-professional clinical teams that will form the basis of future healthcare delivery.

The course consists of a wide range of taught generic professional skills and advanced clinical practice units that can be undertaken individually as CPD or as part of a postgraduate qualification.

The MSc can be studied full-time (one year) or part-time (up to three years), allowing you to fit study around your other commitments.

The delivery format of the course has been tailored to offer a large degree of flexibility, making it attractive and accessible to individuals currently working within the NHS both locally and nationally.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, we require one of the following.

  • IELTS score of 6.5, with no less than 6.0 on any one component or equivalent.
  • TOEFL 600 paper-based - 600 with a minimum score on Test of Written English of 6.0.
  • TOFEL 250 computer-based - 250 and Test of Written English 6.0.
  • GCSE English grade C.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-60 months


part time
24-60 months
full time
6 months


full time
9 months
part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0) 161 306 7604