University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Palliative and End of Life Care

Studying this award will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills in the principles and practice of holistic palliative/end of life care and you will have the opportunity to critically analyse local and national influences on care and their implications for service delivery. Undertaking each of the modules within this course will allow you the opportunity to cover a variety of skills important for development as a qualified health and/or social care individual. This Master's programme will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge required to ensure the highest possible standards of palliative/end of life care are provided to people with a life limiting progressive illness, including those with a malignant or non malignant disease. This Master's programme also aims to enable practitioners to demonstrate expertise and advanced skills in the management of a case load and/or healthcare staff in the support of people with a life limiting illness requiring palliative/end of life care.

Entry requirements

You must previously have studied and passed 120 credits at certificate level (level 4) or equivalent, 120 credits at diploma level (level 5) or equivalent and 120 credits at degree level (level 6) before commencing this course. You should hold current registration as a healthcare professional and be employed in an appropriate setting with access to individuals with palliative/end of life care needs (e.g. hospital, hospice, nursing home, community etc.) Ideally, you should already have a clear understanding of the contemporary issues relating to the speciality and the impact of these upon care provision. If English is not your 1st language you will need to have a TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to these scores.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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