Master's and Taught Opportunities

Discover the range of oncology-related Master’s and postgraduate taught opportunities available at The University of Manchester

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Explore our Master’s and Taught Opportunities

The University of Manchester offers a range of oncology-related Master’s and postgraduate taught courses. These courses are designed to provide you with the necessary experience and skills to open up possible careers in your chosen field of cancer research.


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MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Transformative Oncology (online)

Our MSc/PG Dip/ PG Cert in Transformative Oncology brings together the excellence and global approach of The University of Manchester, The Manchester Cancer Research Centre and The Christie to empower you to take the next step in your career in the field of oncology.

Drawing on Manchester’s strengths in cancer biology and discovery research, early detection, clinical trials design, immune-oncology and genomics, you’ll develop the skills and training required to advance the field of precision oncology. 

This part-time course is suited to candidates with a clinical or scientific background and is delivered fully online so you can learn flexibly while still working. We expect you to spend approximately 15-20 hours per week studying and the course takes between 1-3 years to complete the PG Cert, 2-4 years to complete the PG Dip and up to 3-5 years to complete the MSc.

Find out more on the Transformative Oncology webpage.


MSc Specialist Practice (Cancer)

This MSc is aimed at nurses and other allied health professionals who want to develop their skills and clinical practice within oncology.

You will gain an expert knowledge base, higher decision-making skills and professional competencies to deliver care for people with cancer.

Find out more on the MSc Specialist Practice (Cancer) course website.


MSc Cancer Research and Molecular Biomedicine

This MSc prepares you for a career in the biosciences industry or academic research.

You’ll gain significant laboratory experience through placements with leading cancer and molecular biomedicine researchers and develop transferable skills in experimental design, statistics and science communication.

Find out more on the MSc Cancer Research and Molecular Biomedicine course website.


MSc Oncology Research

Through the MSc in Oncology Research, you’ll develop the specialist knowledge and hands-on experience needed to pursue a research career in medical and clinical oncology.

You will gain an understanding of the scientific basis of cancer and its treatments and undertake laboratory or clinical-based research projects to enhance your skillet. This MSc has both taught and research components and is suitable for those with little or no previous research experience.

Find out more on the MSc Oncology Research course website.


MClin Res Clinical Research

The MClin Res Clinical Research course is aimed at health professionals and others working in a health setting who want to develop careers in clinical research, clinical and academic practice, or academic research with a strong clinical practice component.

You will develop in-depth knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of research and skills in research methods relevant to applied research in a range of contemporary health and social care settings.

Find out more on the MClin Res Clinical Research course website.


MSc Molecular Pathology of Cancer

This flexible master’s course is aimed at medical students, biomedical scientists, medical practitioners and trainee pathologists who want to learn more about molecular pathology.

You will benefit from a unique focus on the molecular analysis of tissue samples and take optional units in various areas of laboratory medicine and emerging diagnostic methods, such as proteomics and chemical pathology.

This course allows you to take advantage of growing opportunities within this field, which is critically important for translational medicine, both in cancer and non-cancer diseases. Trainee pathologists can take our course as part of an existing training programme.

Find out more on the MSc Molecular Pathology of Cancer course website.


MSc/PGDip Medical Imaging Science

The MSc in Medical Imaging Science covers a number of multidisciplinary topics, including diagnosis, treatment monitoring and patient management.

As medical imaging involves knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, technology and computation, our course is suitable if you want to expand your horizons in these disciplines.

You will cover the basic science and technology behind the principal imaging modalities currently used in medicine and medical research, as well as advanced imaging methods, clinical and research applications, imaging biomarkers and computational methods.

Find out more on the MSc Medical Imaging Science course website.


PG Cert Clinical Data Science

This 9 week, part-time, PG Certificate in Clinical Data Science is aimed at healthcare professionals interested in understanding the fundamentals of statistics and machine learning.

You’ll gain the knowledge and skills required to work alongside computer scientists in order to develop cutting edge technologies that have the potential to significantly transform patient care.

Find out more on the PG Cert Clinical Data Science website.

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