Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Palliative Care

This programme provides opportunities for people working in palliative, hospice and end of life care, in the UK and internationally, to undertake advanced study. This programme meets the needs of palliative care professionals wishing to enhance their research skills, develop their critical understanding of policy and practice, improve their scholarship, and make an original contribution to knowledge development within their field, while at the same time fulfilling their existing responsibilities. The specialist taught modules develop an understanding of the development of end of life services and movements in different settings and cultures around the world; the models of care that have been adopted; and the issues involved in assessing the impact of these: individually, socially and societally.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, in an appropriate subject, and relevant work experience. IELTS: at least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of taught modules, original research and thesis.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Part-time £ 2,425 per Academic year (home fees) 48 months
PhD Part-time £ 6,310 per Academic year (overseas fees) 48 months
PhD Part-time £ 2,425 per Academic year (EU fees) 48 months

Campus details

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Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
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