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The Royal Marsden School

Postgraduate Diploma in Cancer Care

PostGrad Diploma Cancer Care

Delivery method



2 years part time

Academic credits and level

120 credits at level 7

Start date

We are currently reviewing our academic programmes in time for the 2022/23 academic year.

Pathway structure

All modules are 15 credits unless otherwise stated

Course availability

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Course summary

This pathway is targeted at specialist practitioners working at a senior level in cancer care who require a clinically-focused master’s level qualification. The range of optional modules allows students to develop areas of particular professional and clinical interest.

You can apply for modules on the programme on a stand-alone basis. If successful these will be added to your programme when you enrol.

This module is in association with: UEA-logo

Who is it for?

The pathway is aimed at health and social care professionals working to further their education and professional development within the speciality of cancer to enhance practice.


Costs vary depending on the choice of optional modules. Due to the flexibility of the structure, the pathway cannot be purchased as one unit. Please purchase the individual modules that you would like to undertake during an academic year. Module fees may increase in subsequent academic years.

Entry requirements

  • A recognised health related professional qualification and current professional registration
  • Can demonstrate at least two years' full-time experience, or the equivalent in part-time hours in health or social care employment
  • Normally a relevant honours degree – if you do not hold such a qualification, please contact the School to discuss
  • Two years' post-qualifying experience working in an environment caring for cancer patients and their carers
  • Competency in written and spoken English (IELTS 7.0 or equivalent)
  • Module-specific requirements and entry criteria will apply to some modules


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