University of Chester - Oncology MSc

University of Chester

Oncology MSc

This course aims to inform and equip the practitioner with the necessary skills to function in a modern biomedical/clinical environment specializing in therapeutics for the cancer patient.

With the development of modern technologies the detection and diagnosis of cancer has become more sophisticated. With greater insight into the disease processes comes greater knowledge. This MSc is designed to develop and further, your understanding and knowledge of oncology, focusing on up-to-date research and developments in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The course is aimed at any healthcare team member involved with the patient's diagnosis, treatment, and care.

Why study this course with us?

You will receive training in the skills required to read and interpret the literature and translate that into evidence-based practice. We aim to develop your research and writing skills so that you will be in a position to contribute to the scientific literature in an effective manner.

The course culminates in the


Research Dissertation, which will be assessed through your production of a research article written in the style of publishable scientific work and a short oral presentation. Depending on research interests, options could include literature, data, or laboratory-based projects.

Successful completion of this MSc program can lead to a range of exciting career and research opportunities, including careers in biomedical or clinical research, medicine, physician associate, PhD study, or teaching.

Entry Requirements

  • Honours Degree in Accounting, Business and Finance related degree with a 2:2 or above.  




    6.5 (Min 5.5 in each sub-skill)

  • PTE 

    65 overall (Min. 59 in each sub-skill)

Career Prospects

The University of Chester offers an award-winning Careers and Employability service that provides various employability-enhancing experiences through the curriculum, employer contact, tailored group sessions, individual information, advice, and guidance. The service is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed, and tailored to personal goals and aspirations. It aims to help students plan their future, make the most of their time at the University, and enhance their employability. Services include part-time jobs, extra-curricular workshops, and practical one-to-one help with career planning, CVs, applications, and mock interviews. Group sessions on career planning are also provided within each course. Students and graduates can use these services free of charge for up to two years after graduation.

The field of oncology has 3 major areas based on treatments:


  • medical oncology.
  • radiation oncology.
  • and surgical oncology.

Career opportunities after completing Oncology MSc

  • Medical oncologist.
  • Surgical oncologist.
  • Radiation oncologist.
  • Gynecologic oncologist.
  • Pediatric oncologist.
  • Hematologist-oncologist.

Course Details

We will discuss mechanistic models of tumour formation and how knowledge of the cell biology can inform the treatment of a cancer. Hallmarks and associated biomarkers of cancer and how translational systems are merged with current therapies will be considered by examining the problems associated with some of these measurements. You will evaluate new developments in research into oncology.


Clinical Medicine (Compulsory)
Clinical Research Methods and Biostatistics (Compulsory)
Evidence-Based Medicine (Compulsory)
Oncology (Compulsory)
Research Dissertation (Compulsory)
Therapeutic Advances in Oncology (Compulsory)
Analysis and Interpretation of Clinical Data (Optional)
Assessment and Consultation in Clinical Settings (Optional)

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