Coronavirus (COVID-19) – In light of the evolving situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all face-to-face teaching at The Royal Marsden School is suspended and we are not accepting any new applications. We will be reviewing the situation regularly and should it become feasible to resume activity will do so.

The safety of those attending our courses and our patients is our primary concern and we are following all current Public Health England guidelines. Read here.

The School will be communicating directly with their staff and students to outline their plans for the delivery of each of their programmes/modules. For now, please see our Student Q&A for more information. 

The Royal Marsden


The Royal Marsden has been passionate about sharing its knowledge of cancer for over 150 years. It is this passion and commitment which led to the establishment of The Royal Marsden School.

The School was initially set up to provide cancer education for nurses at The Royal Marsden. Since then, the range of people coming to learn at the School has expanded to include nurses, allied health professionals, volunteers and health care support workers. These people work not only at The Royal Marsden, but in other NHS Trusts, private hospitals, primary care settings and the voluntary sector from across London, the UK and beyond.  

The School has also increased the number and type of courses that it delivers, to include non-cancer specific courses, and courses aimed at staff working in the community. These include a new BSc and Graduate Diploma in Supportive and Palliative Care, and modules and study days on topics including Advanced Communication Skills Training (ACST)