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Course overview

The MSc Cancer Care is a programme produced and delivered by the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Liverpool and University of Liverpool.

Introduction

This course is a three year part-time programme developed to allow care professionals to continue working in their NHS role alongside their studies. This programme will enable you to enhance your professional development as a registered care professional and deepen your knowledge of the subject.

You will explore the broad impact of a cancer diagnosis and the patient’s and their family’s journey. By the end of the course you will have an awareness of the individual’s needs and a comprehensive approach to care.

If you wish to follow this route, you can further your educational and professional development within the specialty of oncology. You will learn forward practice improvements, expand the evidence base and improve care for all cancer patients.

This master’s level pathway is intended to enable you as a health and social care professional working with cancer patients, their carers, and families in various care settings throughout the cancer journey; to critically explore the evidence base underpinning decision-making and best practice.

You can tailor the programme to your area of oncology interest, expertise and practice. You will be able to further your educational and professional development within oncology. You will have the opportunity to drive improvements by providing evidence and improving the cancer patient’s care.

Who is this course for?

This programme is designed for health care professionals who provide care for people with a cancer diagnosis within their care setting or anyone that desires to develop their own practice in the holistic care of the person with cancer.

What you'll learn

  • Extend your knowledge of the treatment of cancer patients
  • Get a specialised understanding of how to improve practices
  • Expert oncology knowledge
  • Develop reflective communication and supportive care, clinical leadership.

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Course content

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Starting in January 2025

This is a flexible programme that allows you to structure your studies to meet your own professional needs with the option to start in January, if you would prefer to do so. If you choose to study the full programme starting in January, then you will undertake semester two modules first, and semester one modules in September. If your course requires you to undertake a dissertation project, this will fall in the summer between your final year modules.

Year one

In year one you will draw from your experience to develop your cancer care practice by appreciating the impact of cancer and cancer treatments in society. You will then contribute to the ongoing development of cancer care research and its application to a multi-professional team working in cancer care practices.

Compulsory modules

Developing Practice in Cancer Care (CANC700)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 1

This Masters level 7 module is aimed at Health Care professionals, who provide, support or influence the care of those who are facing, or living with, a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
This module provides opportunity for learners to develop their own practice, as part of their role in identifying and addressing needs-led gaps in practice, through development of critical appreciation of the multi-dimensional impact of cancer and cancer treatments, and the drivers that influence contemporary cancer considerations and practices.
Successful achievement of the module would be through demonstrating achievement of the modules specific learning outcomes – through the form of 2 written pieces of academic work: a critical evaluation of practice (that identifies and addresses a need-led practice gap), and a personal critical reflection of learning.

Optional modules

Developing Practice in Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapies (SACT) Administration and Care (CANC701)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 1

This new and innovative module adopts methods to address theoretical knowledge and clinical components that enable the learner to develop critical appraisal skills and clinical competencies associated with the administration of chemotherapy and systemic agents in solid and haematological tumours. Module content will be delivered by both academics and clinical experts. Content and assessment align closely to the Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Competency Passport, encompassing key safety principles. The emphasis is on interactive case-based discussions and reflection on clinical skill development in practice.
Students are supported in their clinical setting through close supervision, support and feedback on skill development to achieve the required clinical competencies. They will critically evaluate their own chemotherapy service, chemotherapy management guidelines and explore current evidence to identify a service gap and develop a service improvement strategy, presenting their developed strategy to peers. Students will engage in critical debate with clinical experts and peers on current and emerging issues in the area of safety, chemotherapy and systemic agent administration. Effective engagement with supported and self-directed study will further develop life-long learning skills relevant to students’ professional development. Students will be assessed by completion of competency- based portfolio demonstrating achievement of clinical competencies in SACT administration (Pass/Fail). Also, a critical analysis of current practice in relation to a service improvement need and potential improvement strategy. The second element of assessment encompasses a verbal presentation to peers, of their identified service need and improvement strategy which is directed at service leads in their Trust asking for funding/support for the service development idea they have identified.

Fundamentals in Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapies (SACT) Administration and Care (CANC601)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 1

This new and innovative module adopts a blended approach including pre-recorded and live online lectures, directed study, case studies and individual tutorials to address theoretical knowledge and critical appraisal skills associated with the administration of chemotherapy and systemic agents in solid and haematological tumours. Module content will be delivered by both academics and clinical experts. Content and assessment align closely to the Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Competency Passport, encompassing key safety principles. The emphasis is on interactive case-based discussions and reflection on clinical skill development in practice and achievement of SACT clinical competencies.
Learners are supported in their clinical setting through close supervision, support and feedback on skill development. They will critically evaluate chemotherapy management guidelines and explore current evidence relevant to their own scope of practice. Learners will engage in critical debate with clinical experts and peers on current and emerging issues in the area of safety, chemotherapy and systemic agent administration. Effective engagement with supported and self-directed study will further develop life- long learning skills relevant to learners’ professional development. They will be assessed by completion of competency based portfolio demonstrating achievement of SACT clinical competencies, a clinical scenario based on-line exam and a critical reflection of their own learning journey and skill development.

Developing Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care (CANC702)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 2

This blended teaching and learning module is aimed at Health Care professionals who provide care for people with a cancer diagnosis within their care setting; who wish to develop their critical understanding of palliative and end of life care of the person with cancer. Learners will have the opportunity to critically align knowledge, skills and attitudes to personal practice, in a way that supports personal development that can positively impact on practice and ultimately influence person-centred approaches in meeting the needs of those who are living with progressive life-limiting illness.
In order to inform the learners clinical practice approaches to care, learners will have the opportunity to develop critical knowledge and understanding of: approaches to palliative and end of life care, local, national and international drivers, ethics and legalities, holistic care and the impact of team working.
Assessment will encompass two elements: a written critical review exploring theory versus practice, where learners identify a practice issue/gap and devise a proposal for development and use of a practice- based resource that aims to address the gap/need.
The second element of assessment encompasses a critical reflection of their own knowledge, skills and attitudinal approaches acquired and applied in practice.

Fundamentals in Cancer Care (CANC600)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 1

For those facing, or living with, a cancer diagnosis and cancer treatments, the journey is often complex, pebbled with worry, uncertainty, challenges and risks. The impact of cancer and cancer treatments is far reaching, affecting many aspects of people’s lives.
This module provides opportunity for learners to develop learning in approaches to their practice, through critical appreciation of the multi-dimensional impact of cancer and cancer treatments, and the influences that drive contemporary cancer considerations and practices. The module is aimed at those working in nursing and Health and Social care, who provide or support care of those who are facing, or living with, a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
This module adopts a blended approach to address theoretical knowledge and critical appraisal skills associated with the management of cancer with the emphasis on interactive case-based discussions, enabling learners to apply knowledge to the context of their own practice/care setting. Learners are supported in their development of critical reflection and appraisal skills. They will critically evaluate cancer management guidelines and explore current evidence relevant to their own professional practice. Learners will engage in critical debate with clinical experts and peers on current and emerging issues in the area of cancer management.​​ Effective engagement with supported and self-directed study will further develop life- long learning skills relevant to learners’ professional development.
Learners will be supported with their preparation for assessment with formative feedback.

NEGOTIATED WORK BASED LEARNING - DEVELOPING PRACTICE SKILLS (HEAL403)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 1

​Work-based learning is a way of facilitating university level education and training in the workplace.
Work-linked features permit learning to take place at work, through work and be centred upon the working environment.
The utilisation of a specific work role together with the organisation’s objective as the focus of enquiry, work-based learning provides students with the unique opportunity to design a bespoke learning experience which will benefit both themselves and their employer in health or social care.
The precise nature of the work-based learning may encompass elements of inter-professional working.
This is a predominantly work-based learning module with 3 x 1/2 day seminar sessions in the university with the majority of the learning taking place under the guidance of a convenor in the work place.
The module is assessed by way of a 3 part portfolio consisting of a learning contract, a critical reflection of practice and evidence of achievement. 

ADVANCING PRACTICE IN COLORECTAL CANCER MANAGEMENT AND PATIENT CARE (RADT759)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 1

Individuals presenting with colorectal cancer have complex and diverse needs requiring a holistic approach to care provided by all members of the allied health professional team. This online Level7 module adopts an on-line approach to address theoretical knowledge and critical appraisal skills associated with the management of colorectal cancer. Module content will be delivered by both academics and clinical experts. The emphasis is on interactive case based on-line discussions. Learners are supported in their development of critical reflection and appraisal skills. They will critically evaluate colorectal cancer management guidelines and explore current evidence relevant to their own professional practice. Learners will engage in critical debate with clinical experts and peers on current and emerging issues in the area of colorectal cancer management. Effective engagement with supported and self-directed study will further develop life- long learning skills relevant to learners’ professional development. Learners will be supported in writing an article suitable for publication in a professionally relevant journal and a critical reflection of their own learning journey.

ADVANCING PRACTICE IN HEAD & NECK CANCER MANAGEMENT AND PATIENT CARE (RADT758)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 1

Individuals presenting with H&N cancer have complex and diverse needs requiring a holistic approach to care provided by all members of the allied health professional team. This module adopts an on-line approach to address theoretical knowledge and critical appraisal skills associated with the management of H&N cancer. Module content will be delivered by both academics and clinical experts. The emphasis is on interactive case based on-line discussions. Learners are supported in their development of critical reflection and appraisal skills. They will critically evaluate H&N cancer management guidelines and explore current evidence relevant to their own professional practice. Learners will engage in critical debate with clinical experts and peers on current and emerging issues in the area of H&N cancer management. Effective engagement with supported and self-directed study will further develop life- long learning skills relevant to students’ professional development. Learners will be supported in writing an article suitable for publication in a professionally relevant journal and a critical reflection of their own learning journey.

Leadership and Education for Advanced Clinical Practice (HEAL484)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 2

This module is designed to provide health and social care professionals with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills to become competent and effective leaders and educators. You will work collaboratively with fellow professionals to explore new and contemporary theories and concepts of leadership, management and education with respect to the advanced clinical practitioner role. Apprentices, students and trainee advanced practitioners will explore critically the importance of creating an environment conducive to learning, which includes the establishment of effective working relationships. You will investigate political and professional perspectives of leadership and management, education and the influences on your own style and behaviour as an advanced clinical practitioner. You will assess your own learning needs and apply teaching and learning theories and models in health and care to contribute to the development of an organisational culture that supports lifelong learning, development, evidence-based practice, and succession planning.

The assessment will comprise of two elements.

1.Creation of an educational resource suitable for use in the apprentice, student and trainee advanced practitioner’s area of practice to demonstrate a critical understanding of leadership in health and social care.

2. Following the production of the educational resource each apprentice, student and trainee advanced practitioner will enter into a professional conversation with peers and academic staff to explain and justify the processes involved with the design and content of the resource, including which learning and teaching strategies were engaged with during planning, making and implementation of the educational resource, being mindful of the potential diverse requirements of the audience.

The module has been designed in line with the University of Liverpool Curriculum Hallmarks . Research-connected teaching is embedded in the module through a focus on the appraisal of published literature and application of current evidence . The module assessment is designed to authentically reflect the requirements of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner in a constantly changing inclusive global health and social care environment.

Students will be informed that, in exceptional circumstances (e.g. global pandemics), plans for assessment and teaching and learning may be subject to change. Contact will be made via the VLE and an e-mail will be sent to each of the students informing them of any changes that prove to be necessary. The Health and Life Sciences FAQSC will be informed in advance of any such changes, so that approval can be given.

Fundamentals in Palliative and End of Life Care (CANC602)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 2

This module is aimed at Health Care professionals who provide care for people with a cancer diagnosis within their care setting; who wish to develop their critical understanding of palliative and end of life care of the person with cancer. Learners will have the opportunity to critically align knowledge, skills and attitudes to personal practice, in a way that supports personal development that can positively influence person-centred approaches in meeting the needs of those who are living with progressive life-limiting illness.
In order to inform the learners clinical practice approaches to care, learners will have the opportunity to develop critical knowledge and understanding of: approaches to palliative and end of life care, local, national and international drivers, ethics and legalities, holistic care and the impact of team working.
Assessment will encompass two elements: a written critical evaluation of a patient case, exploring the management pathway and a critical reflection of own practice.

ADVANCING PRACTICE IN PROSTATE CANCER MANAGEMENT AND PATIENT CARE (RADT750)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 2

I ndividuals presenting with prostate cancer have complex and diverse needs requiring a holistic approach to care provided by all members of the allied health professional team. This module adopts an on-line approach to address theoretical knowledge and critical appraisal skills associated with the management of prostate cancer. Module content will be delivered by both academics and clinical experts. The emphasis is on interactive case based on-line discussions. Students are supported in their development of critical reflection and appraisal skills. They will critically evaluate prostate management guidelines and explore current evidence relevant to their own professional practice. Students will engage in critical debate with clinical experts and peers on current and emerging issues in the area of prostate cancer management.​​ Effective engagement with supported and self-directed study will further develop life- long learning skills relevant to students’ professional development. Students  will be supported in writing an article suitable for publication in a professionally relevant journal and a critical reflection of their own learning journey.​ 

Taking Pride in Cancer Care: Person-Centred Care for LGBTQ+ People with Cancer (RADT755)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 1

There is currently a strong drive throughout many agencies within the NHS and Government to improve the healthcare experience of LGBTQ+ individuals, especially within cancer care. There is a wide range of issues related to cancer including incidence patterns, communication, support, information and highly complex technical challenges arising from the TG postoperative group. A common theme in the published literature and at oncology conferences is the issue of training in order to better support our patients and prepare the workforce for the steadily increasing LGBTQ+ cancer patients. This unique online Masters module is designed to help address this theme by providing cancer care professionals with theoretical learning across a range of themes including gender identity, post-operative changes, impact of treatment on sexuality and holistic care implications. Learners will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to devise evidence-based solutions to improve the lives of their LGBTQ+ cancer patients.

The module delivers a series of fascinating 90-minute podcasts from a range of clinical experts and researchers across a range of LGBTQ+ themes. This research-connected teaching provides understanding of the module content and encourages learners to reflect on the implications of relevant theories on their practice.

These are supported by a series of live online Case Discussions where service users, health professionals and academic experts discuss anonymised case histories in online synchronous Microsoft Teams discussions. These provide context for the theoretical content and enable learners to engage in discourse with peers and a range of stakeholders. Learners are tasked with reading through the case notes prior to the discussion and providing suggestions related to potential challenges and solutions. This teaching method is designed to align holistic care principles with complex LGBTQ+ challenges and issues relevant to living with, and beyond, cancer. The online case discussions provide learners with the opportunity to collaborate with peers and experts. They are encouraged to reflect on their own experience and integrate this into the discussion of potential solutions and care plans.

The module assessments challenge students to locate and appraise emerging evidence in order to synthesise clinically appropriate guidelines and care plans. The assessments tasks are grounded in real-world clinical cases and ensure that learners not only demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes but also develop tools that can impact on their future clinical practice.

ADVANCING PRACTICE IN BREAST CANCER MANAGEMENT AND PATIENT CARE (RADT756)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 2

Individuals presenting with breast cancer have complex and diverse needs requiring a holistic approach to care provided by all members of the allied health professional team. This module adopts an on-line approach to address theoretical knowledge and critical appraisal skills associated with the management of breast cancer. Module content will be delivered by both academics and clinical experts. The emphasis is on interactive case based on-line discussions. Learners are supported in their development of critical reflection and appraisal skills. They will critically evaluate breast cancer management guidelines and explore current evidence relevant to their own professional practice. Learners will engage in critical debate with clinical experts and peers on current and emerging issues in the area of breast cancer management. Effective engagement with supported and self-directed study will further develop life- long learning skills relevant to learners’ professional development. Learners will be supported in writing an article suitable for publication in a professionally relevant journal and a critical reflection of their own learning journey.

ADVANCING PRACTICE IN GYNAECOLOGICAL CANCER MANAGEMENT AND PATIENT CARE (RADT757)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 2

Individuals presenting with gynaecological cancer have complex and diverse needs requiring a holistic approach to care provided by all members of the allied health professional team. This module adopts an on-line approach to address theoretical knowledge and critical appraisal skills associated with the management of gynaecological cancer. Module content will be delivered by both academics and clinical experts. The emphasis is on interactive case based on-line discussions. Learners are supported in their development of critical reflection and appraisal skills. They will critically evaluate gynaecological cancer management guidelines and explore current evidence relevant to their own professional practice. Learners will engage in critical debate with clinical experts and peers on current and emerging issues in the area of gynaecological cancer management. Effective engagement with supported and self-directed study will further develop life- long learning skills relevant to learners’ professional development. Learners will be supported in writing an article suitable for publication in a professionally relevant journal and a critical reflection of their own learning journey.

ADVANCING PRACTICE IN LUNG CANCER MANAGEMENT AND PATIENT CARE (RADT760)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 2

Individuals presenting with lung cancer have complex and diverse needs requiring a holistic approach to care provided by all members of the allied health professional team. This module adopts an on-line approach to address theoretical knowledge and critical appraisal skills associated with the management of lung cancer. Module content will be delivered by both academics and clinical experts. The emphasis is on interactive case based on-line discussions. Learners are supported in their development of critical reflection and appraisal skills. They will critically evaluate lung cancer management guidelines and explore current evidence relevant to their own professional practice. Learners will engage in critical debate with clinical experts and peers on current and emerging issues in the area of lung cancer management. Effective engagement with supported and self-directed study will further develop life- long learning skills relevant to learners’ professional development. Learners will be supported in writing an article suitable for publication in a professionally relevant journal and a critical reflection of their own learning journey.

Developing Practice in Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapies (SACT) Administration and Care (CANC7012)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 2

This new and innovative module adopts methods to address theoretical knowledge and clinical components that enable the learner to develop critical appraisal skills and clinical competencies associated with the administration of chemotherapy and systemic agents in solid and haematological tumours. Module content will be delivered on-line by both academics and clinical experts. Content and assessment align closely to the Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Competency Passport, encompassing key safety principles. The emphasis is on interactive case-based discussions and reflection on clinical skill development in practice.
Students are supported in their clinical setting through close supervision, support and feedback on skill development to achieve the required clinical competencies. They will critically evaluate their own chemotherapy service, chemotherapy management guidelines and explore current evidence to identify a service gap and develop a service improvement strategy, presenting their developed strategy to peers. Students will engage in critical debate with clinical experts and peers on current and emerging issues in the area of safety, chemotherapy and systemic agent administration. Effective engagement with supported and self-directed study will further develop life-long learning skills relevant to students’ professional development. Students will be assessed by completion of competency- based portfolio demonstrating achievement of clinical competencies in SACT administration (Pass/Fail). Also, a critical analysis of current practice in relation to a service improvement need and potential improvement strategy. The second element of assessment encompasses a verbal presentation to peers, of their identified service need and improvement strategy which is directed at service leads in their Trust asking for funding/support for the service development idea they have identified.

Fundamentals in Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapies (SACT) Administration and Care (CANC6012)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 2

This new and innovative module adopts a blended approach including pre-recorded and live online lectures, directed study, case studies and individual tutorials to address theoretical knowledge and critical appraisal skills associated with the administration of chemotherapy and systemic agents in solid and haematological tumours. Module content will be delivered on-line by both academics and clinical experts. Content and assessment align closely to the Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Competency Passport, encompassing key safety principles. The emphasis is on interactive case-based discussions and reflection on clinical skill development in practice and achievement of SACT clinical competencies.
Learners are supported in their clinical setting through close supervision, support and feedback on skill development. They will critically evaluate chemotherapy management guidelines and explore current evidence relevant to their own scope of practice. Learners will engage in critical debate with clinical experts and peers on current and emerging issues in the area of safety, chemotherapy and systemic agent administration. Effective engagement with supported and self-directed study will further develop life- long learning skills relevant to learners’ professional development. They will be assessed by completion of competency based portfolio demonstrating achievement of SACT clinical competencies, a clinical scenario based on-line exam and a critical reflection of their own learning journey and skill development.

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI) IN RADIOTHERAPY (RADT751)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 2

​This module provides students with high level knowledge and critical evaluation skills relevant to use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in radiotherapy. Content will be delivered by both academic staff and clinical experts. Online resources will provide teaching related to core knowledge of MRI equipment and theory. The physical principles underpinning MR imaging will be presented in an accessible format and will be applied to understanding the differences between different imaging sequences. MRI artefacts, safety and clinical usage will be presented and students will be guided to identify key indications for different MRI sequences and options. In addition to core knowledge, students will also engage in critical debate with clinical experts and peers on current issues in radiotherapy MR imaging and evaluate use of MRI across a range of case studies. Module learning outcomes will be assessed via submission of an article critique and an assignment evaluating the imapct of MRI on an aspect of modern clinical practice. 

NEGOTIATED WORK BASED LEARNING - DEVELOPING PRACTICE SKILLS (HEAL446)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 2

​Work-based learning is a way of facilitating university level education and training in the workplace.
Work-linked features permit learning to take place at work, through work and be centred upon the working environment.
The utilisation of a specific work role together with the organisation’s objective as the focus of enquiry, work-based learning provides students with the unique opportunity to design a bespoke learning experience which will benefit both themselves and their employer in health or social care.
The precise nature of the work-based learning may encompass elements of inter-professional working.
This is a predominantly work-based learning module with 3 x 1/2 day seminar sessions in the university with the majority of the learning taking place under the guidance of a convenor in the work place.
The module is assessed by way of a 3 part portfolio consisting of a learning contract, a critical reflection of practice and evidence of achievement. 

SUPPORTING LEARNING IN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE ( MULTIPROFESSIONAL SUPPORT OF LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT IN PRACTICE) (HEAL443)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 2

This module aims to prepare practitioners for their role in supporting the learning and assessment of others.  Practitioners will explore critically the importance of creating an environment conducive to learning, which includes the establishment of effective working relationships.  Practitioners will investigate learning strategies, and consider critically how these might be adapted to a variety of individual and environmental contexts.  Evidence based practice will underpin the teaching strategy and practitioners will be expected to ensure all teaching interventions are supported by appropriate pedagogy. Assessment is by means of a 5,000 word portfolio.

The Cancer Survivor - Developing practice supporting those living with the consequences of cancer and cancer treatment (CANC703)

Credits: 20 / Semester: semester 2

This online module is relevant to a wide range of Professionals who work within settings which support the needs of those living with and beyond cancer.
Cancer survivorship issues are well recognised in terms of complex consequences that arise for those living with and beyond cancer that relate to the breadth of effects that diagnosis, disease and/or treatments leave on peoples quality of life and well-being. More people than ever are living with and beyond cancer and it is recognised that living a good quality of life is as important to people as survival. Care and support beyond this phase of the patient journey is increasingly recognised as an important part of the cancer care journey and requires proactive strategies that enhance those aspects. Equally, empowerment strategies that enable helpful attitudinal and behavioural approaches to self-management are inextricably linked to enabling thriving, and not just surviving, when living with and beyond cancer.
The module content and written assessment aim is to help specific learning of the wider cancer survivorship context and enable learners to critically align to their own practice/service area and propose an evidence-based innovative practice/service development idea that aims to address an identified gap in practice.

Programme details and modules listed are illustrative only and subject to change.

Our curriculum

The Liverpool Curriculum framework sets out our distinctive approach to education. Our teaching staff support our students to develop academic knowledge, skills, and understanding alongside our graduate attributes:

  • Digital fluency
  • Confidence
  • Global citizenship

Our curriculum is characterised by the three Liverpool Hallmarks:

  • Research-connected teaching
  • Active learning
  • Authentic assessment

All this is underpinned by our core value of inclusivity and commitment to providing a curriculum that is accessible to all students.

Your experience

As a Cancer Care student, you will benefit from the School of Health Science‘s experience in delivering over 100 years of dynamic, research-led teaching. Our student satisfaction rates, which range from 93-100%, are a testament to our School being a great place to start your career.

Supporting your learning

From arrival to alumni, we’re with you all the way:

An exciting place to study

  • Major centre for education and research in health sciences
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Opportunities for in-depth study and development of advanced clinical skills
  • Flexible programmes for postgraduate study
  • Active research environment
  • Provides specialist training with taught and clinical placement components.

Careers and employability

Studying Cancer Care here at Liverpool will cover a range of issues in cancer patient care that will help you develop a range of skills to enhance your career in health and social care.

Career planning

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Our campus Career Studio is a space for students and graduates to drop into and talk to a career coach. Career coaches are highly trained to help no matter what stage you are at in your career planning. You can access support to find and apply for full-time and part-time roles, placements, internships and graduate schemes. You will also find the help you need if you have a start-up idea or want to create a business plan. You can explore the world of work, prepare for job interviews, and access careers events and workshops. The Career Studio is open Monday to Friday from 10am-5pm, simply drop in at a time that works for you.

From education to employment

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We develop our programmes with employers in mind. You will be supported to enhance your long-term employment prospects as you learn. We do this by exposing you to professionals, a variety of sectors and supporting you to work collaboratively with others to develop transferable skills. You are equipped with a clearer view of what to focus on in your area of interest, and to reflect on your studies. Our digital employability tools give you a tech-enhanced curriculum experience and make it easy for you to prepare for the world of work. You can use tools like the Handshake platform to connect with employers and message the Career Studio 24/7.

Networking events

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You can start building good professional networks by attending events and employability activities. Our events are designed to develop your skills and expose you to many different employers, as well as to help you make contacts in your field. We help you improve your confidence when speaking to employers and give you access to unique opportunities. Our networking events also boost your understanding of the competencies and skills that employers are looking for in their recruitment process, giving you a competitive edge.

Your future

The programmes provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals to develop, specialise and extend the scope of their skills into new areas, to meet the constantly evolving service demands for advanced practitioners and senior health professionals.

Fees and funding

Your tuition fees, funding your studies, and other costs to consider.

Tuition fees

UK fees (applies to Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland)
Part-time place, per year £5,400
International fees
Part-time place, per year £12,400
Fees stated are for the 2024-25 academic year.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching and assessment, operating facilities such as libraries, IT equipment, and access to academic and personal support.

If you're a UK national, or have settled status in the UK, you may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan worth up to £12,167 to help with course fees and living costs. Learn more about paying for your studies..

Additional costs

We understand that budgeting for your time at university is important, and we want to make sure you understand any course-related costs that are not covered by your tuition fee. This could include buying a laptop, books, or stationery.

Find out more about the additional study costs that may apply to this course.

Additional study costs

We understand that budgeting for your time at university is important, and we want to make sure you understand any course-related costs that are not covered by your tuition fee. This could include buying a laptop, books, or stationery.

Find out more about additional study costs.

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries that could help pay your tuition and living expenses.


Postgraduate Global Advancement Scholarship

  • International students

If you’re a new international student starting this course with us from September 2024, you could be eligible to receive a discount of £5,000 off your tuition fees.

Graduate Loyalty Advancement Scholarship

  • Home and international students
  • University of Liverpool current students and alumni only

Completed your undergraduate degree, or studied as an undergraduate exchange student, at the University of Liverpool?

You could get a loyalty discount of up to £2,500 off the tuition fees for this course from September 2024 entry.

  • £1,500 tuition fee discount for eligible UK University of Liverpool graduates
  • £2,500 tuition fee discount for eligible international University of Liverpool graduates.

ANID Chile Scholarship

  • International students
  • Chile

Postgraduate taught and research students from Chile are eligible for this scholarship.

Chevening Scholarships

  • International students

The University, in partnership with Chevening, is delighted to offer this generous scholarship to students who are studying a master’s programme and who have future leadership potential. Please note that there is a fee cap applied to MBA programmes that requires applicants to cover any additional tuition costs over £18,000. You will still receive all additional allowances.

CONACYT Award

  • International students
  • Mexico

The University of Liverpool has an agreement with CONACYT to support postgraduate taught and research students from Mexico.

FIDERH Award

  • International students
  • Mexico

20% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate taught and research programmes. Must be Mexico national.

Fulbright Scholarship

  • International students
  • University of Liverpool alumni only
  • United States

One scholarship is available for a master’s student from the US and another is available for a postgraduate research student to undertake a three to six month research stay from the US

FUNED Awards

  • International students
  • Mexico

Up to ten awards are available for Masters or Research students from Mexico in receipt of FUNED loans. The award gives students a 20% reduction in fees for all applications received.

Graduate Association Hong Kong & Tung Postgraduate Scholarships

  • International students
  • China
  • Hong Kong

The University is able to offer competitive scholarships for both postgraduate taught master’s and research programmes.

HRM Princess Sirindhorn University of Liverpool Scholarship (Thailand)

  • International students
  • Thailand

The University is able to offer one award to a new postgraduate taught master’s student from Thailand.

The scholarship is open to all subjects offered as a one-year taught master’s programme.  However, priority will be given to those students who wish to study in a subject area associated with HRH Princess Sirindhorn such as science, IT, medicine, the arts, geography, history and languages.

JuventudEsGto Scholarship

  • International students
  • Mexico

Residents of State of Guanajuato, Mexico, wishing to study at postgraduate taught and research levels are eligible for this scholarship.

Marshall Scholarship

  • International students
  • University of Liverpool alumni only
  • United States

One scholarship is available for a master’s student from the US to cover the cost of tuition fees. Another, to the value of £20,000, is available for Doctoral study visit: https://www.marshallscholarship.org/

Turkish Ministry of Education Scholarship

  • International students
  • Turkey

Postgraduate taught and research students from Turkey are eligible for this scholarship, see the Turkish Ministry of Education website https://meb.gov.tr/ for more information.

University of Liverpool Humanitarian Scholarships for Master’s Programmes

  • International students

The three awards available cover full tuition fees, visas and support for accommodation and living expenses.

This scholarship is open to support people who have recognised status as either refugees or are under humanitarian protection under the 1951 Refugee Convention. This status must be held outside of the UK.

The scholarship is open for all postgraduate-taught programmes, excluding medicine, dentistry, veterinary and nursing.

University of Liverpool International College Excellence Scholarship

  • International students

The University of Liverpool will award five University of Liverpool International College students, who achieve the highest academic excellence (minimum 75%) in their UoLIC Pre-Master’s programme, the prestigious UoLIC Excellence scholarship.

University of Liverpool International College Impact Progression Scholarships

  • International students

University of Liverpool International College recipients of the Kaplan awards will receive the £3,000 Progression Impact Scholarship, deducted from first-year tuition fees, on successful progression to their UoL degree programme.

To be eligible for our Impact Progression Scholarships, students must apply for one of the Kaplan Impact Scholarships demonstrating their commitment to making an impact across issues of importance to the University and Kaplan. Themes include:

Sustainability
Women in STEM
Community
Career Focus (Employability)

Vice-Chancellor’s International Attainment Scholarship for China

  • International students
  • China

Details are:
1 (one) Full scholarship
2 (two) £10,000 scholarships
5 (five) £5,000 scholarships
10 (ten) £1,000 scholarships
All scholarships will be awarded after the formal registration at the University and will take the form of a fee waiver.

Please note: This scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarships or bursaries provided by the University.

Entry requirements

The qualifications and exam results you'll need to apply for this course.

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Your qualification Requirements

About our typical entry requirements

Postgraduate entry requirements

Normally a relevant 2:2 honours degree in a health or social care related subject. Applicants with an alternative appropriate professional qualification in health care will also be considered on an individual basis.

Applicants should be employed in a health or social care setting which provides them with the opportunity to translate theory into practice.

All applicants must be registered to practise with an appropriate statutory regulatory body.

International qualifications

If you hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, but don’t meet our entry requirements, a Pre-Master’s can help you gain a place. This specialist preparation course for postgraduate study is offered on campus at the University of Liverpool International College, in partnership with Kaplan International Pathways. Although there’s no direct Pre-Master’s route to this MSc, completing a Pre-Master’s pathway can guarantee you a place on many other postgraduate courses at The University of Liverpool.

English language requirements

Please note – whilst we do accept IELTS qualifications, we do not accept IELTS qualifications that have been sat and gained online. We only accept qualifications that have been sat and gained in person.

English language qualification Requirements
IELTS E
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INDIA Standard XII National Curriculum (CBSE/ISC) - 75% and above in English. Accepted State Boards - 80% and above in English.

About our entry requirements

Our entry requirements may change from time to time both according to national application trends and the availability of places at Liverpool for particular courses. We review our requirements before the start of the new application cycle each year and publish any changes on our website so that applicants are aware of our typical entry requirements before they submit their application.

We believe in treating applicants as individuals, and in making offers that are appropriate to their personal circumstances and background. Therefore the offer any individual applicant receives may differ slightly from the typical offer quoted on the website.

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