Taught course

Integrated Palliative & End of Life Care

Edge Hill University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine

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Entry requirements

The normal minimum requirement is a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a health or social care related subject. Other subjects may be considered subject to a successful interview. You must be currently working in a health care setting. If you have a minimum of five years' experience working within health and social care and are able to demonstrate evidence of relevant continuous professional development, you may be able to access the programme without a degree, subject to a successful interview.

Months of entry

February, September

Course content

This programme is designed to make palliative and end-of-life care real, meaningful and accessible for all frontline clinical staff. The programme is suitable for nurses (community, hospital, nursing home, hospice), health and social care practitioners, allied health professionals, paramedics and doctors (GPs, specialist doctors and doctors in training). You will gain enhanced knowledge, confidence and competence in assessing the palliative and end-of-life care needs of patients and their families, with a particular focus on transforming end-of-life communication and the psychology of spiritual care and positive emotion. The impact in different disease trajectories will be explored, looking for similarities and differences and seeing how these might be managed. In addition, you will learn how to manage symptoms and address concerns arising across the four domains of holistic care (physical, psychological, spiritual and social), consider the ethical and legal aspects of care, and undertake an advanced practice project, underpinned by a detailed understanding of clinical education research.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for studying on this MSc are charged on a modular basis.If you are a UK student joining the programme in academic year 2022/23, the cost of each module will be: CPD7001 Research and Clinical Education (20 credits) - £780; HEA4197 Transforming Integrated and Palliative End of Life Care (20 credits) - £880; HEA4002 Advanced Practice Project (60 credits) - £1,900; HEA4219 Transforming End of Life Trajectories (20 credits) - £880; HEA4252 Transforming End of Life Communication and Spiritual Care (20 credits) – £880; Additional Modules Selected from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine's CPD Portfolio (40 credits) - £780 per 20 credit module. 180 credits are required to complete a Masters degree.EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    27 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


Assessment methods vary according to the demands of each module and include written assignments, designing a teaching pack, Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), portfolios, seminar presentations and work-based learning projects.

Course contact details

+44(0)1695 575171