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Oncology for the Pharmaceutical Industry MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Oncology for the Pharmaceutical Industry MSc, PGDip, PGCert

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3 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pharmacy Oncology

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Course Summary

Our part time, online course covers all aspects of delivering care to patients, including treatment modalities, biological, psychosocial and ethical perspectives. Developed and delivered with well-established cancer institutes and oncological and palliative care expertise. You will experience a comprehensive and intellectually stimulating experience wherever you are in the world.

The Oncology for the Pharmaceutical Industry course is designed specifically for professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry or those working in the health and palliative care profession. The course offers an insight into the evolution of drugs used for the treatment of cancer and related illnesses. You will focus on drug research and cutting down costs to find effective medicines to treat cancer.

You will develop detailed knowledge about the interrelationship between oncology and clinical cancer service provision. These courses are suitable for those who wish to pursue a career in oncology pharmaceuticals, with a thorough understanding of oncology.

Throughout the course you will develop clinical leadership, clinical excellence and the ability to cultivate interdisciplinary collaboration in the delivery of evidence based oncology. This includes sharing mutually valuable information to help develop clinical practice. You will be introduced to the basis of research in oncology, preparing you for further research within the field.

We have designed these courses in collaboration with the Faculty of Medical Sciences and it is delivered in association with the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC).

Our students include those:

training in nursing, medical or scientific specialties and dealing with cancer, clinical or medical oncology, or palliative care
working in the pharmacology industry or in cancer research.

Students can also exit with Pgdip/PgCert awards.


To develop knowledge, skills and experience of the degree subject, by establishing, running and reporting an original piece of research on a topic of the students choosing. To develop a range of key skills that will enable the student to engage with the research community in medicine, business or science. ONC8097 and ONC8098 together form one module which spans 2 academic years of the programme.

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline and working in the healthcare profession or related field. We will consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and are working in the healthcare profession or related field. You must be IT literate to complete these highly interactive courses online and have access to a computer with a printer and a reliable internet connection.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more

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