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Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care MSc

Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Care Of Dying (Nursing)

Course type


Course Summary

This course develops your knowledge and clinical practice in supportive, palliative and end of life care. Develop as a generalist or specialist practitioner in your clinical setting. Gain an in depth understanding of the key factors impacting on end of life decision making. Become autonomous practitioner, improving your research, leadership skills and ability to implement service developments. On this course, you will study flexibly around your existing commitments in practice, and apply your knowledge to your role. You'll work collaboratively in researching management strategies for end-of-life care, while studying independently towards a deeper understanding of care. This course offers the adaptability that you need to study and work effectively. With the support of supervisors, academics and staff, you'll work towards a deeper understanding of your field.

Graduates from this course gain the skills and knowledge to work in senior nursing and other specialist supportive, palliative and end of life care roles, including: Macmillan information and support radiographer; hospice inpatient nurse manager; lead nurse or consultant nurse; clinical specialist practitioner, such as physiotherapist, occupational therapist, social worker or speech and language therapist working in supportive and palliative care.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


3 years

Start date



End Of Life Decision Making (30 Credits) - Core
Collaborative Working In Symptom Management (30 Credits) - Core
Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will hold a first degree or professional qualification which is recognised in the UK in a related health care subject. Examples of a first degree in a relevant subject include Nursing, Therapeutic Radiography or Physiotherapy etc. Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted.