The Royal Marsden

About The School

The Royal Marsden School was created to help share the knowledge and expertise of The Royal Marsden – a role we still carry out today 

We are a centre of educational excellence, offering courses in cancer care and practical training for all healthcare professionals. Our goal is to make a real difference to patient care.

The School’s close links with The Royal Marsden mean our students are taught by clinical specialists and research experts working at the leading edge of cancer care. Patients are also involved in training, giving students a unique perspective on treatment.

Originally set up to provide cancer education for nurses at The Royal Marsden, our students today include nurses, allied health professionals, volunteers and healthcare support workers from across the NHS and many other organisations.

Why study at The Royal Marsden? 

  • we are highly regarded for the care and tailored support we give students, helping you develop inside and outside the classroom
  • smaller classes mean you receive individual attention from lecturers and gives you more opportunities to get involved in discussions
  • we offer courses to help you develop personally and professionally, such as improving communication or leadership skills
  • staff and lecturers are very accessible, and our admin team even know students by name
  • we provide practical support, such as study skills sessions, to help improve the skills you need for academic success
  • students on our under- or postgraduate courses are assigned a personal tutor to support them throughout their training

You can view our latest prospectus here.


We place patients at the centre of our curriculum and our students and their needs at the heart of the School, and are very proud of our personalised approach

Dr Catherine Wilson, head of The Royal Marsden School

Our 2018 prospectus