University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Supportive and Palliative Care

The increased number of patients living with chronic and terminal illness intensifies the need to provide excellent supportive and palliative care, primarily for older people and often for extended periods of time prior to, as well as throughout, the final stages of illness; the Supportive and Palliative Care Research Group (SPCRG) aims to carry out research which leads to greater understanding of the patient experience of chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illness and improvement in professional delivery of healthcare; the research focus of the group reaches beyond cancer into traditionally under-researched areas e.g. older people, stroke and dementia; its remit extends along the continuum of prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and care of the dying and the translation of research findings into service development initiatives.

Entry requirements

Applicants for PhD programmes are generally required to hold an Honours degree at 2.1 level or above (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject; candidates are generally required to submit a research proposal with their applications; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) [Academic version] 6.0 with no less than 5 in any one element; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Paper version:550 with a minimum of 4.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Internet-based version: 79 with no less than 17 in any one element.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,980 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,980 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 13,470 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Research Secretary
Telephone number: 
0115 823 0885