University of Winchester

University of Winchester

Vigiling with the Dying

This course allows students to reflect on their own professional practice in writing and performing ritual for the dying through a critical and self reflective engagement with ritual and performance studies theories.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in a related subject, and experience of vigiling with the dying.

Course modules

Indicative modules: contemporary approaches to death and dying; death, dying and pastoral care in world religions; performing rituals (creative and critical methodologies in vigiling with the dying).

Assessment methods

Assessments include weekly study skills tasks, a field report, a dossier, self-reflections document, essays and constructing a vigiling ritual with a critical rationale.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning £ 1,630 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
PgCert Distance learning £ 1,630 per Whole course (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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