MSc Cancer Rehabilitation


Program Description

Course overview

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 communities and health employers. These provide excellent opportunities for work placements to apply your skills in real-world settings. 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
  • Professional Practice and Clinical Placement
  • Clinical Exercise Testing, Prescription and Programming
  • Research Investigation

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Your 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.

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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. A successful enhanced DBS check is required for you to be able to participate in a Clinical Placement, which forms a mandatory part of the second semester. You should therefore only apply for this programme if you are confident that your enhanced DBS check will be satisfactory and with the knowledge that you will not be able to complete the programme if it is not.

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.

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.

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Last updated October 2019

About the School

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Our motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, we’ve shared that light with ... Read More

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Our motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, we’ve shared that light with thousands of people from across the world. Read less