University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Delivering Quality Cancer Care Services

The shift in emphasis to outcomes in government policy, including quality of life, survivorship and reducing inequality, further emphasises the need for continued, advanced education and training to develop a workforce to deliver flexible and effective services, and to continue to develop the evidence base for practice. This course is aimed at those involved in providing cancer services, or whose role involves supporting patients with cancer, across health, social care and the third sectors. Students are likely to include: Professionals in NHS Trusts, networks, commissioning groups, social care, independent services and 3rd sector groups.

Entry requirements

Normally a recognised Honours degree to a good standard (2.2 or above) or its equivalent. Experience of working in the cancer arena. Students wishing to undertake NU4063 advanced communication need to have undertaken the Connected® Advanced Communication Skills course. Specific entry criteria: Overseas applicants must have International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) minimum level of proficiency equal to IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Overseas applicants must be in a position to attend 1st taught sessions on all modules. We welcome applications from across the spectrum of cancer services. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed. Informal enquiries are welcomed and will normally be followed by an initial advisory interview.

Course modules

Modules may include: Advancing care management at the end of life; advanced communication; developing practice through continuing professional development (CPD); management coaching skills.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
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01772 892400