De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Palliative Care

This course will enable you to develop an advanced understanding of evidence-based palliative care and the wide range of accompanying issues and debates in the field. Successful graduation will support you in progression to more senior roles within health and social care organisations, or within higher education institutions.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an Honours degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent, or have evidence of working at a postgraduate level; they must also have direct and continuing contact with patients who have palliative care needs either through their employment or as an experienced voluntary care worker both before and throughout the course. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate and self declaration form are required, (international applicants are required to submit a criminal records certificate from their home country) in accordance with DMU's admissions policy.

Course modules

Modules include: Research designs in health; dissertation. Optional modules: principles and practice of palliative care; advanced communication skills for healthcare professionals; developing health and professional practice through independent study; advanced symptom management.

Assessment methods

Assessment is varied and includes oral presentations; reflective accounts and case study reports; essays; a research proposal; a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Credit (EU) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Credit (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Credit (EU) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Credit (England) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Credit (England) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Credit (Wales) 3 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 525 per Credit (EU) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Leicester Campus Leicester LE1 9BH East Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
DMU Enquiries
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0116 250 6070