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Study mode

Part time


3 years

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Cancer Nursing Oncology

Course type


Course Summary


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

The broad impact of a cancer diagnosis and the complex journey of the patient and those important to them will be critically explored; enhancing awareness of individual needs and the provision of a holistic, patient centred approach to care. You will critically explore your own practice in the holistic care of the person with cancer, in order to influence development of others (peers/teams) and/or service they support in their role.

The programme 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.

Why Health Sciences?

Breadth of expertise

The School comprises of programmes in Diagnostic Radiography, Theraputic Radiography and Oncology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Orthoptics and Physiotherapy and has a vibrant Postgraduate/CPD portfolio. The School is committed to delivering quality research to the highest ethical standards in order to improve knowledge and services for the health of the community. Our multi professional cohort of staff has a strong research profile and is committed to developing policy, practice and technology for the improvement of healthcare and service delivery.

Contributing to the advancement of health care practice

We offer taught modular postgraduate programmes, and higher degrees by research, providing extensive opportunity for in-depth study and development of advanced clinical skills in a range of areas and contributing to the advancement of healthcare practice, management and professional education.

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.


CANC7002 Developing Practice in Cancer Care - Core
CANC700 Developing Practice in Cancer Care - Core
HEAL4401 Generating and Using Professional Evidence - Core
HEAL440 Generating and Using Professional Evidence - Core
HEAL461 Dissertation (Semester 2) - Core
HEAL451 Dissertation (Semester 1) - Core

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Entry requirements

Normally a relevant honours degree, a recognised health related professional qualification and professional registration, and experience in health or social care employment. Competency in written and spoken English (IELTS 7.0 or equivalent).