University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Clinical Oncology

The aim of this programme is to give a scientific understanding of the cellular and molecular biology of cancer, its epidemiology and pathology, and to place this in a clinical context. We will then address how this knowledge effects therapeutic approaches, and disease management.

Entry requirements

As this programme is focused around professional practice It is essential that applicants 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. Applicants 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

The content of the course is broadly divided into 2 components: the taught modules and the independent research project (dissertation).
Modules include: 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

Modules are assessed either by means of 3,000 word assignment or by preparing and conducting a short presentation on a defined topic related to the module content, or by unseen written examination.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,650 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,650 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,650 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,570 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Whole course (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Whole course (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,900 per Whole course (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Whole course (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Whole course (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Whole course (EU) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Whole course (England) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Whole course (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,380 per Whole course (Wales) 18 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

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Postgraduate Admissions
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0121 414 5488