The PGCert Oncology draws upon a unique blend of scientific and clinical expertise and experience, and benefits from strong ties between the clinic and laboratory within the Department of Clinical Oncology.
It is particularly suitable for graduates wishing to pursue a career in oncology, for candidates who may wish to enter the pharmaceutical industry or for individuals, such as clinicians and allied health care professionals, already employed in an oncology related area who wish to enhance or update their knowledge in specified areas.
Dependent upon making satisfactory progress PGCert students can progress onto the MSc Oncology.
Students from our suite of courses have gone on to a wide variety of positions - here are a few examples:
- Research technicians - oncology
- SpR Medical Oncology
- SpR Clinical Oncology
- SpR Maxillo-Facial Surgery
- MScs and PhDs in a variety of subject areas
- Oncology nurses
- NHS clinical scientists
- Clinical trial data managers
- Biomedical scientists (BMS1)
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2017, 94.9% of postgraduates from the school who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £21,400 with the highest being £40,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates, 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
Career prospects and employability
The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.
* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research