Clinical Oncology MSc/PGDip – Full-time
How long it takes:
Distance learning/ Campus
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Newcastle Law School
This one year Masters programme includes 7 taught modules plus a 6 month research project and clinical observer status in a local hospital. The Postgraduate Diploma programme consists of the 7 taught modules spread over 9 months.
The content of the course is broadly divided into two components: the taught modules and the independent research project (dissertation).
Each taught module comprises 30-60 hours of taught classroom based learning, self directed learning and an assignment.
You are expected to spend approximately 60 hours of self-directed study doing preparatory and follow-up reading, and completing coursework for each module.
- Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer* (20 credits)
- Research Methods and Statistics* (10 credits)
- Molecular Pathology in Stratified Cancer Medicine* (20 credits)
- Cancer Therapy* (20 credits)
- Perioperative management of oncology patients undergoing surgery* (20 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
- Advanced Cancer Clinical Trials- Design and Implementations* (10 credits)
- Haemato-oncology* (10 credits)
- Paediatric Oncology* (20 credits)
- Radiation Physics* (20 credits)
- Radiation Biology* (10 credits)
- Palliative Care and Cancer Patients* (20 credits)
Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.
Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.
This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
- Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
- Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
- Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs
Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21
MSc: Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300
Tuition fees for International students 2020/21
MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.
If you are thinking about a career in Clinical Oncology you’ll find the Royal College of Radiologists web pages a useful source of information with videos and case studies.
Dr Selvi Radhakrishna, a graduate from the PG Diploma in Clinical Oncology programme here at the University of Newcastle, has written a book that presents the various cultural issues an Indian woman might face when diagnosed with breast cancer. This New Indian Express article tells the story.
Several MSc Clinical Oncology students have gone on to have papers published based on their dissertations (examples can be fund in the links below):
Careers Support for Postgraduate Students
Careers Network – We can help you get ahead in the job market and develop your career
We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area.