MSc in Cancer Rehabilitation

How to applySport, Health and Exercise Science

About the course

*Final validation pending

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. 

*What does ‘final validation pending’ mean?

We regularly review our courses to make sure they continue to meet our academic standards. Any new courses or changes to courses go through a validation or re-validation process. ‘Final validation pending’ means that we intend to offer this programme, but it hasn’t received final University approval yet. Please call our Admissions Service on 01482 466100 for confirmation that the course is approved and will be running.

Key Facts

Tuition Fees

UK/EU: £7,000 full-time
Part time: £780 (20 credits) £2,335 (60 credits) £3,500 (90 credits)

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,000 a year for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

Overseas: £15,300 full-time

More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements


A 2.2 honours degree in a relevant programme (sport and exercise science, nursing, sports therapy, physiotherapy, public health, or medicine).

DBS clearance is required prior to starting 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.

Admissions status

Open for admission in 2017/18

Mode of study: Hull Campus

PG Cert: 1 year full-time / 1 and a half years part-time
PG Dip: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
MSc: 12 months full-time / 30 months part-time

Study information

You’ll study the following 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

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

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.