Taught course

Cancer Survivorship

University of Salford · College of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Applications would normally be accepted from any registered health and social care professional whose clinical experience includes patients with cancer. Furthermore, applications from other professionals (i.e. managers, trade unionists, occupational health practitioners, etc.,) would be considered. Applicants will be expected to have at least one year’s relevant experience. You will normally be expected to have a minimum of a 2.2 degree classification and satisfactory references If you don’t have a minimum 2.2 degree, your application will still be considered if you have relevant experience, in line with the University’s Accredited Prior Learning (APL) procedure You can register for each module as a stand-alone to contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – either credit bearing (including assessment) or non-credit bearing (no assessment). Read more about CPD.

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Cancer Survivorship at Salford:

  • Obtain a better understanding of the long-term impact of cancer diagnosis and treatment on individuals and their families
  • Gain an overview of the cultural shift in the approach to care and support for people living with and beyond cancer
  • Enjoy opportunities to interact with a variety of health and social care practitioners.

Course Summary

This unique course, which is delivered in collaboration with the Christie Hospital, this one-of-a-kind course will provide you with comprehensive, up-to-date information, while exploring key developments in the field (moving from hospital-based follow-up to self-management, etc.).

It is aimed at anybody who has practical involvement and/or interest in dealing with people affected by cancer.

Our strong and growing links with local, national and international agencies will help you develop a critical and reflective approach to working with this growing population.

The course is delivered online via our virtual learning environment which means you study from anywhere in the world.

Depending on the number of credits you accrue, you can achieve either a PgCert or Single Module:

  • PgCert (60 credits)
  • Single Module (30 credits)

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate your proficiency in the language: we require an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in any component.

Fees and funding

Fees 2015-16

Distance Learning £1,700

International Distance Learning £2,500

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


part time
9 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Service
+44 (0) 161 295 4545
+44 (0) 161 295 4646