Taught course

Ethics in Palliative Care

Keele University · School of Law

Entry requirements

The PG Cert in Ethics and Palliative Care is open to professionals in the palliative care sector. Applicants for whom English is not a first language must provide evidence of a qualification in English Language, unless they hold a previous degree that was taught and examined in English. The minimum score for entry is academic ILETS 6.5 (with not subtest below 5.5) or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Please note, all course information including entry requirements relates to the 2022/23 academic year.

This Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) is designed for hospice, palliative health and social care professionals to gain an advanced understanding of the ethical problems in palliative care, without having to undertake a full Masters degree.

Major advances in medical technology, increased expectations, and changing moral attitudes have combined to generate many complex ethical problems in palliative care. This programme provides a deeper and systematic understanding of these ethical problems which those working in palliative care face in their professionals roles.

Aims of the course

  • The understanding of health care ethics
  • Connection to daily practice
  • Increase your professional quality

Course content

  • Moral theory and medical ethics
  • Ethical issues in care of the dying

Fees and funding

For information related to fees and funding, please visit the individual course page on the Keele University website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details