The Royal Marsden School


The Royal Marsden is a learning environment like no other, offering cancer courses and programmes taught by lecturers who are also regularly engaged in clinical practice.

The Royal Marsden has been passionate about sharing its knowledge of cancer for over 150 years. It is this passion and commitment which led us to develop The Royal Marsden School, the UK's only dedicated provider of cancer education.

The Royal Marsden School is part of the commissioning process with NHS organisations across the London area. Find out more

Education and training for all

The School offers cancer education for a range of healthcare professionals – from those needing a general introduction to cancer care through to clinical specialists wanting a course to support them in practice.

Our students range from those at the very beginning of their career through to cancer professionals making a difference at a national level. Whether based in NHS or private hospitals, hospices, primary care trusts or charities, our students are united by an interest in, and a commitment to, patient care.

Whether you are an allied health professional or a nurse, and whichever course or programme is right for your development, we are confident that you will find your learning experience at The Royal Marsden to be rewarding and valuable.

Educational partnership

From September 2015, all programmes at the School will be validated by the University of East Anglia. However, the majority of our modules are taught at The Royal Marsden in Chelsea.

We constantly update our modules and programmes to ensure that they:

  • reflect developments in cancer treatment and changes in the provision of care
  • take into account feedback from students.

Our aim is to equip all our students with a real understanding of cancer care and the treatments that can be used in practice with their patients.

Expert teaching

Whoever our students are, we want to help them make a difference in cancer care. We know from feedback that our students value the fact that all our education programmes are taught by people involved in clinical practice. Uniquely, this is why all our academic staff continue to be actively involved in patient care.

It is also why clinical specialists from The Royal Marsden, The Institute of Cancer Research and other organisations are so keen to be involved in our programmes. Our courses may involve teaching from clinical nurse specialists, lead therapists or consultant oncologists. No other cancer education provider has access to such high-quality clinical specialists.

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Accreditations Royal Marsden Crest