Nottingham University Business School

12 months
25200 GBP/year
11475 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This course is for scientists and other graduates looking to learn more about the science and practice of oncology.


The course aims to: 

  • provide formal training for basic scientists and clinicians in the theoretical and practical aspects of the causes and treatment of cancer.
  • through the project and dissertation, familiarise you with the research environment, and enable you to develop the skills necessary to undertake independent research.

The MSc Oncology draws on a unique blend of scientific and clinical expertise and experience, and benefits from strong ties that exist between the clinic and laboratory within the Division of Cancer and Stem Cells.

Key Facts

  • The course has been running since 1997, and continues to provide up-to-date knowledge and training to its students.
  • The course partly fulfils the syllabus requirements for clinicians studying to sit Part 1 FRCR exams. The syllabus also meets the curriculum requirements for Higher Specialist Training in Medical Oncology set out by the Joint Committee on Higher Medical Training. CME Credits are also available.
  • The research carried out within Oncology is recognised at an international level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Molecular Basis of Cancer 
  • Tumour Physiology 
  •  Tumour Immunology (Oncology) 
  • Diagnostic Pathology of Cancer 
  •  Cancer Statistics and Epidemiology 
  •  Drug Design and Pharmacology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11475 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11475 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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