Cancer Sciences

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.

  • David Kok
    Dr David Kok
    Radiation Oncologist,
    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Oncology is one of the most exciting, rapidly evolving fields in medicine. Recent advances in technology and molecular biology have revolutionized clinical care. We're delighted to give students the chance to update and broaden their knowledge in this innovative program taught by world-leading clinicians and scientists.

Program overview

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.

As a graduate of the Cancer Sciences course you will gain the same qualification and graduation certificate as an on-campus student because you will achieve identical learning outcomes from the same academics that teach our on-campus courses. If you complete your master’s you will also be invited to attend a graduation ceremony in Melbourne.

Online course options

Next term starts: 28 January 2019
Applications close: 14 January 2019

Course name Full-time duration Part-time duration* Core subjects Elective subjects Capstone subjects** Total course fee*** 
Master of Cancer Sciences N/A 2 years 2 4 2

A$24,666

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Graduate Certificate in Cancer Sciences 6 months 1 year 1 3 -

A$12,333

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Specialist Certificate in Cancer Sciences 8 weeks 6 months 1 1 -

A$6,166.50

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*Please note, part-time duration is calculated on the basis of studying one subject per term.
**The Cancer Sciences capstone subjects is designed to be taken in 2 parts over 2 terms.
***The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.

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  • Your dedicated student support team

Discuss your path

Talk with a dedicated online student support consultant via the chat function at the bottom right of this page, via phone or by filling out the enquiry form to understand more about this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment for subjects
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Email: study-online@unimelb.edu.au
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT
Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.