The Royal Marsden

About The School

The Royal Marsden School has a reputation, nationally and internationally, for excellence in education. 

The School was set up by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. Our primary aim is to enhance patient care and improve outcomes by using our wide range of professional backgrounds, experience and expertise to create lively, enjoyable, challenging and safe learning opportunities for our students. 

The School’s academic team retains its close links to practice. Our building is linked to The Royal Marsden in Chelsea, and we can invite clinical specialists and research experts working in The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust to come to the classrooms and share their knowledge.  The strong relationship between The School and clinical practice ensures that our curriculum reflects the changing landscape of contemporary health care. 

The School's teaching staff extends to a number of associate lecturers and guest speakers, including consultant oncologists, psychologists, researchers, senior allied health professionals and nurses from The Royal Marsden and other organisations. Many speakers are internationally recognised specialists, enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and expertise in the classroom. 

We offer a wide range of courses and qualifications which are consistently recognised as excellent tools for career development, including leadership and communication skills courses. All teaching is underpinned by the highest academic standards and is delivered within a supportive learning environment. We work closely with our academic partner, who validate our courses and award the degrees and formal qualifications. 

Student centred

The School is known for the care and support it provides students.  This support is continued throughout the whole academic journey, from choosing the right modules and academic pathway, through to preparing for graduation. Our team is committed to encouraging and developing students to reach their full potential through the provision of excellent learning opportunities and individual support. 

The School provides practical assistance to enable students to develop the skills required for academic success.  In addition to student skills sessions for small groups of students, module leaders and tutors provide individual help and advice on preparing assignments.  Course leaders provide more general guidance in relation to The School's regulations, e.g. extenuating circumstances, deferral and progression.