Master of Cancer Sciences

100% online

Download a course guide

Become part of a world-class cancer workforce

  • Explore an unprecedented breadth of integrated, advanced cancer knowledge
  • Gain the unique opportunity to learn from internationally renowned experts from the VCCC and the University of Melbourne
  • Tailor your learning to your work and personal schedule with flexible online delivery.

    Cancer Sciences Program

    Cancer Sciences is Australia’s first cancer-specific online program, delivered by world-class experts from the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC), an alliance of 10 leading research, clinical and academic institutions with a shared commitment to saving lives through the integration of cancer research, education and patient care. Whether you aspire to move your career in a new direction or revitalise your current skillset, this innovative program will equip you with cutting-edge, specialist knowledge from the forefront of the rapidly evolving fields of clinical care and cancer research.

    Anticipating the complex future needs of the cancer sciences industry, this program embraces a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach and is designed for scientists and clinicians from a variety of backgrounds:

    • Medical practitioners such as general practitioners, surgeons, radiologists, oncologists and haematologists
    • Nurses and nurse practitioners
    • Allied health professionals such as occupational therapists, speech pathologists, physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and pharmacists
    • Public health professionals
    • Clinical trials professionals
    • Industry & pharmaceutical professionals

    Download a course guide

    Course coordinators

    • Professor Grant McArthur

      Executive Director

      Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

    • Dr David Kok

      Radiation Oncologist

      Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre


    • 2020
      Term Applications close Term dates
      Term 1, 2020 13 Jan 27 Jan - 29 Mar
      Term 2, 2020 20 Mar 20 Apr - 21 Jun
      Term 3, 2020 22 Jun 13 Jul - 13 Sep
      Term 4, 2020 14 Sep 5 Oct - 6 Dec

    View Key Dates for further important dates and deadlines.

    Apply now