MSc./PGDiploma On Campus

Clinical Oncology (Full Time)

University of Birmingham

27740 GBP/year
11810 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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For health care professionals from diverse backgrounds who wish to expand their knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of oncology, this full-time Clinical Oncology (Full Time) programme from University of Birmingham is particularly suitable for medical professionals with an interest in clinical, medical, surgical and translational oncology.


Unique to this programme is the exciting opportunity to gain clinical observership status and log your hours observing in a UK based hospital.

Why study this course?

Birmingham is a major centre for cancer treatment, both adult and paediatric. It is also home to the West Midlands Genomic Medicine Centre, part of the 100,000 genomes project, led from University Hospital Birmingham and has a CRUK Cancer Centre which was re-established at the University of Birmingham in 2017.

The aim of this Clinical Oncology (Full Time) programme from University of Birmingham is to give you a scientific understanding of the cellular basis of cancer. We then discuss how understanding the molecular pathology of the disease can help in stratifying patients to personalised cancer therapeutic approaches and disease management.

This course:

  • offers a unique opportunity to undertake a clinical observership in a West Midlands hospital
  • is run at the Birmingham Cancer Research UK Centre
  • draws on expertise from staff within the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences and clinical staff from Birmingham Hospitals plus invited speakers from across the country
  • will provide overseas full time students with a unique opportunity to gain clinical observership status and log your hours observing in a UK based hospital
  • can contribute towards career development and open up further career progression opportunities
  • can be tailored to suit your own interests by selecting your own choice of modules
  • has part-time or full-time versions available
  • is taught in week long blocks of study
  • meets the training requirements of the FRCR part I exams

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cellular and Molecular Basis of Cancer
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Molecular Pathology in Stratified Cancer Medicine
  • Cancer Therapy
  • Perioperative management of oncology patients undergoing surgery
  • Dissertation

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • As this programme is focused around professional practice It is essential that you have at least six 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27740 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27740 GBP per year
  • National

    11810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11810 GBP per year


  • UK: £6,540
  • International: £17,160

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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