Teesside University

Teesside University

Health and Social Care Sciences (Integrated Palliative and End of Life Care)

The course is available via taught session, distance learning or a flexible approach and has been developed to ensure that you have the opportunity to consider a range of central scientific foundations of health and social care. You have the opportunity to study modules specific to palliative and end-of-life care to encourage a deeper level of understanding and debate key issues relating to theory, concepts evidence and practice. The course enables you to: develop a comprehensive and critical understanding of key concepts and principles across the health and social care sciences; evaluate critically the contribution of and inter-relationships between the sciences underpinning health and social care; draw on acquired knowledge to contribute to the development of contemporary health and social care.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an Honours degree (2.2 classification or above). applicants should also be working in any health and social care background and/or be integrated partners who may be involved with people with advanced progressive illness that affect care and/or support services at a strategic or planning level (ie from public health, commissioning).

Course modules

Modules include: Bio-psychological paradigms in health and social care; designing research projects; evidence-based practice; health and social care in context; palliative journeys (humanistic approaches); person-centred palliative and end-of-life care.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment strategies is utilised within the programme to provide variety of experience, to challenge and extend you, to give feedback as a basis for advancement and as a measure of your learning and skill development. These include reports, oral presentations, assignments, projects and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 3 years
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176