University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Cancer Studies

For health care professionals from diverse backgrounds who wish to expand their knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of oncology, this programme is particularly suitable for medical professionals with an interest in clinical, medical, surgical and translational oncology. There is an opportunity to gain clinical observership status and log your hours observing in a UK based hospital.

Entry requirements

As this programme is focused around professional practice It is essential that you have at least 6 months experience working in an oncology environment. This may include experience in medicine, surgery, pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry, nursing, radiography, clinical trials, and other related disciplines. You will also need an undergraduate degree in a suitable subject. This could include, but is not restricted to, the following fields: medicine, radiography, pharmacy, or relevant and equivalent experience/professional qualifications.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: the cellular and molecular biology of cancer; epidemiology and statistics; pathology of cancer; therapy and management; clinical trials; dissertation. Optional modules: caring for cancer patients; haemato-oncology; paediatric oncology; palliative care and cancer patients; radiation biology; radiation physics; translational research; surgical oncology.

Assessment methods

The content of the course is broadly divided into 2 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. Throughout the programme will be instruction in research methods. This is not an accredited module but you must demonstrate a satisfactory standard of understanding for you to be allowed to enter the dissertation phase of the programme.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,090 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,090 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,090 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,365 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,090 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,090 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,045 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,045 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,045 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,045 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,045 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,045 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MD Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,683 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,045 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,045 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,045 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,045 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,090 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,365 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,090 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,090 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,090 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,045 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,045 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,045 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,045 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,045 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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