MSc in Oncology

Top 8 Masters of Science in Oncology 2018

Oncology

A master’s degree is an excellent way to increase your knowledge of a certain field. A master’s of science degree, or MSc, generally takes around two years to complete and may be offered by institutions around the world.

If you are interested in healthcare, you might be wondering, what is an MSc in Cancer Medicine? This degree is meant to help students learn more about treatments and solutions for various types of cancer. Students may learn about the basics of the disease, epidemiology, prevention, treatment, and patient care. Other potential topics can include physiology, anatomy, pathology, laboratory analysis, pharmacology, and even patient psychology. Some programs are highly specialized, while others offer a more general overview of the field.

An MSc degree confers many benefits upon students. One major one is that it provides a solid foundation to pursue medical school, a PhD, or any other form of higher education. In addition, this course of study will teach students important technical and cognitive skills that will prove invaluable during their career.

Cancer medicine degrees will vary in cost due to differences across institutions. Because of the range of possible prices, it is very important for students to do their research before deciding to enroll.

Medicine and healthcare are among the fastest growing industries in today’s job market, and those with a degree in cancer medicine will be able to pursue many different careers. Students may choose to continue their education in order to become a physician, surgeon, therapist, or technician; some students also choose to take the path of research or health education. Graduates of these programs can work in hospitals, clinics, private practices, laboratories, and many other healthcare facilities.

Our database contains a number of programs for those interested in cancer medicine. Simply search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MSc in Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology)

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years United Kingdom London

Improved global life expectancy has resulted in a cancer epidemic. It is well recognized that accurate early diagnosis is an essential aspect of the administration of increasingly expensive and tailored cancer treatment care plans. The Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology) MSc programme has been devised to provide knowledge of key aspects of this increasingly important disease area. [+]

Improved global life expectancy has resulted in a cancer epidemic. It is well recognized that accurate early diagnosis is an essential aspect of the administration of increasingly expensive and tailored cancer treatment care plans.

The Biomedical Sciences (Cancer Biology) MSc programme has been devised to provide knowledge of key aspects of this increasingly important disease area.

You will become familiar with the genetic and cellular changes occurring in both solid and blood-borne cancers, the current and emerging technological approaches for diagnosis of the disease and the effect on pertinent cellular changes on patient prognosis. Studies on populations and the influence of genotypic variation will ensure that you are qualified to make sense of cancer statistics.... [-]


MSc Molecular Pathology of Cancer (Blended Learning)

Queen's University Belfast
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Belfast + 1 more

These exciting, innovative blended and distance learning programmes are aimed to enhance the participant’s theoretical knowledge and practical skills in MP and to empower them to pursue a career in academia, healthcare or industry. The programmes have a strong focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. [+]

MSc Molecular Pathology of Cancer (Blended Learning)

Molecular Pathology (MP) is a rapidly growing discipline in 21st-century medicine. It integrates genomics and bioinformatics with modern pathology to underpin molecular diagnostics, theranostics and clinical trials delivery within the academic, health services and industry sectors in an era of precision medicine.

These exciting, innovative blended and distance learning programmes are aimed to enhance the participant’s theoretical knowledge and practical skills in MP and to empower them to pursue a career in academia, healthcare or industry. The programmes have a strong focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.

The programmes have been developed with a number of options in order to provide maximum flexibility of training. PgCert Molecular Pathology of Cancer candidates take the three modules delivered between September and January. PgDip candidates can take the Diploma in Molecular Pathology of Cancer and if successful can chose to progress to Masters level instead of graduating with the award. MSc candidates can take the Certificate/Diploma/MSc in Molecular Pathology of Cancer, which will provide a solid foundation for those wishing to study MP at Ph.D. level. The full-time MSc is also available as an intercalated degree for Medical and Dental students.... [-]


Master in Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

Do you have a clear and specific interest in cancer, stem cells or developmental biology? Our Master’s programme Cancer, Stem Cells, and Developmental Biology combines research in three areas: oncology, molecular developmental biology, and genetics. [+]

Master of Cancer, Stem Cells, and Developmental Biology

Cell-to-cell signaling in development and disease

Do you have a clear and specific interest in cancer, stem cells or developmental biology? Our Master’s programme Cancer, Stem Cells, and Developmental Biology combines research in three areas: oncology, molecular developmental biology, and genetics. The focus is on molecular and cellular aspects of development and disease, utilizing different model systems (mice, zebrafish, C. elegans, organoids and cell lines). The programme will guide you through the mysteries of embryonic growth, stem cells, signaling, gene regulation, evolution, and development as they relate to health and disease. Pieter Munster, alumnus of the MSc in Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology... [-]


MSc in Translational Oncology

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Ireland Dublin

This M.Sc. program in Translational Oncology will provide high-quality training for basic scientists and clinicians in the theoretical and practical aspects of the causes and treatment of cancer. A major focus of the programme is the cellular, genetic and epigenetic basis of cancer. The course also covers the scientific and clinical challenges pertinent to the management of site-specific cancers, and all aspects of cancer treatment from standard therapies to ‘individualised’ molecular targeted and immune-based therapies. The focus of the course is research-led teaching in aspects of translational cancer research. [+]

This M.Sc. program in Translational Oncology will provide high-quality training for basic scientists and clinicians in the theoretical and practical aspects of the causes and treatment of cancer. A major focus of the programme is the cellular, genetic and epigenetic basis of cancer. The course also covers the scientific and clinical challenges pertinent to the management of site-specific cancers, and all aspects of cancer treatment from standard therapies to ‘individualised’ molecular targeted and immune-based therapies. The focus of the course is research-led teaching in aspects of translational cancer research.

This innovative M.Sc. program in Translational Oncology is aimed at scientists and doctors who wish to: develop their research skills, broaden their expertise in oncology, develop advanced knowledge in specific areas of scientific, translational and clinical oncology. This course will offer an opportunity for graduates from a variety of backgrounds to specifically train in translational oncology. Modules are taught using a variety of methods including lectures, tutorials, workshops and laboratory practicals. Lectures are provided by leaders in the field of translational oncology from both scientific and medical backgrounds. The core modules are Cellular and Molecular Oncology, Cancer Epigenetics, Disease-Specific Cancers, Radiation / Chemotherapy and Molecular Targeted Therapies, Tumour Immunology, Molecular Pathology and Imaging, Clinical Statistics and Research Skills. Students can tailor the course to their interests with optional modules in Obesity, metabolism and Physical Activity, Genomic Instability in childhood and adult cancer, Cancer Drug Development, Tumour Microenvironment, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutic toxicities, and Clinical Trials and Health Economics. Students will be... [-]


MSc in Clinical Oncology

University of Birmingham - College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Birmingham

This is a programme for healthcare professionals from diverse backgrounds who wish to expand their knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of oncology. The full-time programme is particularly suitable for medical professionals with an interest in clinical, medical, surgical and translational oncology. [+]

MSc in Clinical Oncology

This is a programme for healthcare professionals from diverse backgrounds who wish to expand their knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of oncology. The full-time programme is particularly suitable for medical professionals with an interest in clinical, medical, surgical and translational oncology.

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The aim of this programme is to give you a scientific understanding of the cellular and molecular biology of cancer, its epidemiology and pathology, and to place this in a clinical context. We will then address how this knowledge effects therapeutic approaches and disease management.

The programme aims to allow you to understand the research process, drawing on examples within the department and its associated clinical trials unit. A key part of the Master's programme is the planning, execution and reporting of a piece of independent study leading to submission of a dissertation.

The course tries at all levels to encourage interactive rather than didactic learning and lecturing. Therefore, this Masters level programme will require you not only to assemble and learn facts but also to consider some of the philosophical challenges which underlie the treatment of cancer.... [-]


Master of Science (MSc) in Biomedical Sciences - Oncology

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme in Oncology provides training for biomedical life science students to become qualified researchers, capable of making distinctive contributions to the improved diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the near future. [+]

The Master's programme in Biomedical Sciences is a two-year programme taught completely in English. The programme focuses on the interface between Biology and Medical Sciences. Students in the programme may choose from a range of tracks in which to specialize, most of which are of an interdisciplinary nature and related to fields such as chemistry, computer science, psychology and even linguistics or philosophy. This programme is of interest not only to students with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences but also - depending on their specialization - students from other fields.

Master's programme in Oncology

Cancer is a major health problem in modern-day society and is one that demands the attention of the scientific community. The Master's programme in Oncology provides training for biomedical life science students to become qualified researchers, capable of making distinctive contributions to the improved diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the near future.... [-]


MSc Cancer Drug Discovery

University of Bradford, Faculty of Life Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Bradford

The course is designed to provide a practice-based education in modern cancer drug discovery, which meets the demand of employers in the pharmaceutical industry. [+]

MSc Cancer Drug DiscoveryGreater understanding of the molecular aspects of disease progression is continually providing new opportunities for chemical intervention in disease. Cancer drug discovery combines the expertise required in translating that understanding to the identification of suitable chemical entities, and the process of optimisation that ultimately leads to the discovery of new medicines.

The course is designed to provide a practice based education in modern cancer drug discovery, which meets the demand of employers in the pharmaceutical industry and equips you for further postgraduate and doctoral study in this field.

Opportunities to learn the latest innovations in cancer drug discovery are provided in the course, including rational and computer-aided drug design, techniques in parallel synthesis. The course uses modern teaching strategies such as computer-based courseware and assessment to encourage independent study as an integral component of advanced scholarship. A wide range of opportunities are provided to consolidate personal transferable skills particularly in oral and written presentation and informatics.... [-]


MSc Cancer Pharmacology

University of Bradford, Faculty of Life Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Bradford

This course will provide an expert view of the available cancer medicines and development of new cancer therapies. It will meet the demands of employers and students at taught postgraduate level. The course uses a range of teaching strategies to promote independent study and research to develop a systematic and critical understanding of the molecular basis of cancer and cancer drug actions and fate. [+]

MSc Cancer PharmacologyThis course will provide an expert view of the available cancer medicines and development of new cancer therapies. It will meet the demands of employers and students at taught postgraduate level. The course uses a range of teaching strategies to promote independent study and research to develop a systematic and critical understanding of the molecular basis of cancer and cancer drug actions and fate.

The course will benefit from the multidisciplinary team of researchers in the field of anti-cancer drug design, synthesis, screening and pharmacology both at Bradford and through our extensive links with experts at other universities and industry. Students will benefit from excellent research laboratories in a research focused environment.... [-]