Faculty of Health Sciences

MSc in Cancer Rehabilitation

Postgraduate - Taught PGCert PGDip MSc

Closed for admission in 2021/22

Open for admission in 2022/23

Start in September

Full time Part time
PGCert 1 year 1 and a half years
PGDip 1 year 2 years
MSc 12 months 24 months

About the course

One in two people in the UK will develop cancer over the course of their lives. As cancer treatment continues to improve, more patients survive and undertake rehabilitative therapies to aid recovery. This programme provides postgraduate training and education for current healthcare professionals and those aspiring to work in the evolving field.

Studying this course at Hull, you’ll enjoy strong links to many community and health employers. The University partners with the City Healthcare Partnership, which runs rehabilitation programmes in Hull and the East Riding. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in a major research investigation, publishing in peer-reviewed journals and helping to develop an evidence-base for the discipline of cancer rehabilitation in the UK.

What you'll study

Core modules

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

  • Cancer and Modifiable Risks

  • Research Methods & Statistics

  • Essentials of Exercise Rehabilitation

  • Psychology of Health and Disease

    Learn about health-related behaviours (such as drinking alcohol and smoking), chronic disease - like cancer and heart disease - and how to help people adopt to a healthier lifestyle.

  • Clinical Exercise Testing, Prescription and Programming

  • Research Investigation

Where you'll study

The indicated location below may not be exact. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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Hull Campus

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‘‘The work we’re doing and the University’s strong industry links means we are actively helping to improve patient care."

Simon Nichol, PhD in Cardiac Rehabilitation (Exercise Physiology)

Fees and funding

  • Home: £9,000

UK students can take out a Master’s Loan to help with tuition fees and living costs. For 2021 entry, they provide up to £11,570 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Find out more about Postgraduate Loans.

  • EU/International: £9,000

International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course. Visit our tuition fee deposit page for more information.

Please see the terms and conditions for International fees 2022/23

Graduate PGT Scholarship

The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a £1,000 scholarship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate PGT Scholarship page.

International Scholarships and Bursaries

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page.

We also offer an International Studentship Scheme Discount of up to £3,500.

Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies.

For more information, please visit the Scholarships and Bursaries page.

Our state-of-the-art training facilities are currently being upgraded in a substantial £16-million investment.

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Work with professional sports teams and elite athletes, as well as with NHS patients wanting to improve their health.

Our £1.5-million Health and Human Performance Lab boasts the sector's latest and most innovative technology.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject (sport and exercise science, nursing, sports therapy, physiotherapy, public health or medicine). Once you start the programme, the school will administer an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on your behalf.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each skill.

See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Future prospects

Employability is a key focus of this programme. You’ll gain the theory and practice knowledge relevant to the discipline and the opportunity to apply the scientific knowledge gained in real life settings.

There are currently no other MSc Cancer Rehabilitation courses in the UK. With the unique opportunities this programme offers, you’ll be ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving area after graduation. 

Potential future careers could include rehabilitation and exercise physiologist in the NHS or private healthcare; lifestyle advisor; personal trainer and higher and further education staff.