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Person-Centred Practice (Palliative Care) MSc/ PgDip

Person-Centred Practice (Palliative Care) MSc/ PgDip

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Care Of Dying (Nursing) Caring Skills

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for graduates and practitioners who wish to develop their careers in the broad field of palliative care. The routes in the Person-Centred Practice Framework seek to influence and enable the transformative processes of personal and professional development through engagement, facilitation and evaluation of person-centred teaching and learning approaches. It is designed to meet the professional needs of practitioners from all disciplines working in a variety of different health and social care settings.

The Framework is innovative and interactive, emphasising application of theory to your practice context. It will enable you to critically engage with, evaluate and synthesise the evidence and research to promote the development and enhancement of person-centred culture and practice. This develops a pro-active, transformative and reflective approach to meeting the public health and social needs of individuals, families, groups and populations. You can personalise your learning to your own situation eg mental health, social care, infection control, acute care and community health. International students are particularly welcome as they offer a varied and different perspective to the context in which the learning occurs. Graduates have taken up advanced specialist practice and leadership roles within their specialist field of practice. Exit Awards: MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)/PgCert (60 credits).

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


7 years

Start date



Leading Professional Practice (15 Credits)
Supporting the Patient and Family in Palliative Care (15 Credits)
Making Judgements and Decisions in Practice (15 Credits)
Dissertation (60 Credits)
Theory and Practice of Person-centred Health and Social Care (30 Credits)
Developing Advanced Communication Skills in Palliative Care (15 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fee: £735 per 20 credit module and £1,100 for Dissertation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Tuition fee: £1,820 per 20 credit module and £3,080 for Dissertation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to be graduates with evidence of relevant recent academic study.