Oxford Brookes University

Palliative Care (Global Perspectives)

This multidisciplinary, practice-focused, online distance learning MSc in Palliative Care welcomes UK, EU and international applicants who want to study palliative care at an advanced level. The course is open to a wide range of practitioners including nurses, social workers, doctors and therapists. It is designed to develop your ability to respond effectively to people with life-threatening illnesses and palliative care needs and to help their families. You will become a confident and knowledgeable practitioner, with a range of critical skills and abilities, who will be able to lead and develop palliative care services wherever your practice is based, responding to local cultural, professional and economic factors.

Entry requirements

Health or social care professionals with Palliative Care experience; a UK honours degree or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution; if no 1st degree or equivalent, applicants must submit an assignment which is taken into account as part of the application; good and reliable access to the internet, through a broadband connection; applicants whose 1st language is not English; must have an IELTS score of 6.5-7.0 overall, or a qualification at an equivalent level.

Course modules

The following three single modules are compulsory for all palliative care students on the postgraduate course and they comprise the PGCert: Death and dying: global perspectives; psychosocial palliative care; advanced symptom management. Students taking the PGDip will also take the following single modules: Advanced research design; evidence-based practice; mastering professional practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods differ from module to module, but typically include a mixture of project work, reflective logs and essays.

Sponsorship information

John Henry Brookes Scholarships.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 940 per Unit (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,100 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 905 per Unit (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,290 per Unit (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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