Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Oncology for the Pharmaceutical Industry

This part time, online course covers all aspects of delivering care to patients, including treatment modalities, biological, psychosocial and ethical perspectives. Developed and delivered with well-established cancer institutes and oncological and palliative care expertise, students experience a comprehensive and intellectually stimulating experience wherever they are in the world. The Oncology for the Pharmaceutical Industry course is designed specifically for professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry or those working in the health and palliative care profession. The course offers an insight into the evolution of drugs used for the treatment of cancer and related illnesses. Students focus on drug research and cutting down costs to find effective medicines to treat cancer.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline and working in the healthcare profession or related field. Applicants are considered on an individual basis if they have lower or non-standard qualifications and are working in the healthcare profession or related field. Applicants 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. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and reading and at least 6.5 in speaking and listening) or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc On-line study - 36 months
PgDip On-line study - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

Medical Sciences Graduate School (Oncology and Palliative Care Team)
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7032