36 months
6333 GBP/year
3100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Cancer Care programme from University of Liverpool is designed for you if you are a registered nurse, health and social care professional, someone who provides care for people with a cancer diagnosis within their care setting; or if you wish to develop your own practice in the holistic care of the person with cancer.

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The Cancer Care programme from University of Liverpool will enable you to further your educational and professional development within the speciality of oncology; to drive forward practice improvements, expand the evidence base and improve care for all cancer patients.

This multi-professional part time programme allows registered healthcare practitioners to undertake master's level study whilst continuing with your NHS role. It has two intakes per year: Semester one (September) and Semester 2 (February) with both mandatory and optional module choices.

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 a variety of care settings throughout the cancer journey; to critically explore the evidence base underpinning decision- making and best practice.

Career prospects

The taught postgraduate programmes in the School of Health Sciences provide 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.

A Level 7 qualification is a pre-requisite for those Allied Health and Social Work practitioners who wish to progress into Advanced Practice.

As well as developing expert oncology knowledge, the programme aims to develop a practitioner with relevant reflective, communication, supportive care, clinical, leadership, research and educational skills and knowledge, which will enable them to work innovatively. Either autonomously or as part of the wider oncology health and social care team, within their scope of practice to improve quality of life outcomes for all cancer patients in their care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Developing Practice in Chemotherapy
  • Developing Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Development of Leadership Skills in Health and Social Care
  • Cancer Care
  • Chemotherapy Administration and Care
  • Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Negotiated Work Based Learning - Developing Practice Skills
  • The Cancer Survivor
  • Advancing Practice in Breast Cancer Management and Patient Care

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognised health related professional qualification and professional registration
  • Experience in health or social care employment
  • Normally a relevant honours degree
  • Competency in written and spoken English (IELTS 7.0 or equivalent)
  • Module specific requirements and entry criteria will apply to some modules.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6333 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19000 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    3100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9300 GBP for the full programme during 36 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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