Master courses

ATTENTION – the decision to delay the World Cancer Congress to March 2021 will impact on the original timeline for the delivery of Master courses. We are currently in discussion with the relevant course leaders to adapt the offer so that UICC members may continue benefit from the learning opportunities provided by the courses’ online elements in 2020, while ensuring the Congress in 2021 maintains a strong training and educational component. The revised plans for the Master courses will be announced soon.

Master courses are a unique opportunity for cancer professionals to acquire specialised knowledge and skills. Each course is purpose-built by internationally-recognised cancer control experts to meet specific needs for continuing education of those engaged in cancer control from various disciplines, and at different levels around the world. They are offered free of charge to those who register for the World Cancer Congress.

What are UICC Master courses?

Master courses focus on a range of topics identified by our members and cancer experts as relevant for the cancer community. They range from organisation and management skills for cancer organisations to technical knowledge related to access to medicines or cancer prevention.

The courses consist of 3 months of online learning led by international experts in the relevant fields and delivered via UICC's eLearning platform, UICC eCampus. They will conclude with a one day, face-to-face workshop delivered at the World Cancer Congress where Master course participants will have the opportunity to connect with each other and their course leaders, share their learning and increase collaboration within the cancer community.

Who is eligible to participate in a UICC Master course?

Our Master Courses are open to all cancer control professionals who have completed their registration for the 2020 World Cancer Congress. You must be available to complete both the online and face to face components of the Master course.

Participants should have a good level of English in order to follow the courses and contribute to discussions.

Why should you participate in a UICC Master course?

Our Master courses will give you access to learning opportunities delivered by leading organisations and experts in global cancer control. You will be able to connect with fellow participants, contribute to discussions, and gain skills which will enable you to apply the knowledge learned to real-world situations.

We received positive feedback from our 2018 Master course Participants and we aim to continue to deliver a high quality learning experience in 2020. 

Here are some key figures from the six Master courses delivered in 2018.


100% would recommend Master Courses to others

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97% expressed interest in attending future Master Courses.

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95% would use their learning to improve their daily work.

Master course participants at the 2016WCC

"This course on Global Advocacy was resourceful, well prepared, structured, focused and timely. The lecturers were inspiring. I was highly motivated to develop new ideas for advocacy and development of my community"

Participant at the 2016 global scholar advocacy course
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"The MasterCourse was an eye opener for me. Well done for putting together an impactful programme. I look forward to putting into practice what I have learned from the programme."

Participant at the 2018 Law and Cancer Master Course

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Last update: 
Monday 6 April 2020