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MSc Specialist Practice (Cancer)

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Full time | The University of Manchester | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Studies Oncology

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

Our MSc Specialist Practice (Cancer) course is a partnership between The University of Manchester and The Christie School of Oncology aimed at nurses and other health professionals who want to develop their professional skills and clinical practice within oncology.

You will develop an expert knowledge base, higher decision-making skills and professional competencies to deliver care within the integrated multi-professional clinical teams that will form the basis of future healthcare delivery.

The course consists of a wide range of taught generic professional skills and advanced clinical practice units that can be undertaken individually as CPD or as part of a postgraduate qualification.

The MSc can be studied full-time (one year) or part-time (up to five years), allowing you to fit study around your other commitments. The delivery format of the course has been tailored to offer a large degree of flexibility, making it attractive and accessible to individuals currently working within the NHS both locally and nationally.

Teaching and learning

Our course units are supported by a dedicated team comprising academics, leaders in their fields of research and practice, specialist practitioners, e-learning specialists and professional support staff.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment for each unit is mostly via written assignments.

Students can also exit with PGDip or PGCert awards.


This unit has been developed in response to growing student feedback that our current provision which relies upon our online MRes research methods training does not meet the learning needs of students on programmes attracting those who need to understand and use research to inform and transform practice rather than in order to design and conduct a piece of primary research /evidence synthesis, as independent researchers.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

We require a relevant honours first degree (Lower Second or above or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution or evidence of previous study, research or professional experience that the University accepts as qualifying you for entry.