About the course

One in two people in the UK will develop cancer over the course of their lives, and as cancer treatment continues to improve, there is an increasing number of patients surviving and undertaking rehabilitative therapies, to aid recovery. This programme has been designed to provide postgraduate training and education for current healthcare professionals, or those aspiring to work in this rapidly evolving field.

Studying this course at Hull, you’ll benefit from strong links with a number of community and health settings, providing excellent opportunities for work placements to apply your skills in real-world settings.  The University works closely with the City Healthcare Partnership, which run 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. 

Where you'll study

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Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £7,275
  • Home/EU (part-time): £810 (20 credits), £2,425 (60 credits), £3,640 (90 credits)

Part-time fees are charged pro-rata to the full-time fee, according to the number of credits being studied. 

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

  • International: £16,000

‘‘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)

What you'll study

Core modules

  • Cancer and Modifiable Risks

  • Research Methods & Statistics

  • Essentials of Exercise Rehabilitation

  • Psychology of Health & Disease

  • Professional Practice & Clinical Placement

  • Clinical Exercise Testing, Prescription & Programming

  • Research Investigation

Study under experts who collaborate with the likes of the International Olympic Committee, FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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

Find out more

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 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 an inherent part of the second semester and is thus mandatory. You should therefore only apply for this programme if you are confident that your enhanced DBS check will be satisfactory and with the full knowledge that should you DBS results not be satisfactory, you will not be able to complete the programme. 

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.

For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

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 relevant to this emerging discipline, and be given the opportunity to apply the scientific knowledge gained in real life settings.

There are currently no other MSc Cancer Rehabilitation courses in the UK – and with the unique opportunities this programme offers, you’ll be ahead of the curve after graduation in an area which is rapidly evolving. 

Potential future careers could include Rehabilitation Specialists in the NHS, Exercise Physiologists in the NHS or private healthcare, lifestyle advisors, personal trainers, Higher/Further education staff or those aspiring to work in these areas.