Research course

Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Research

King's College London · Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine
MPhil/PhDMDes by research

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours in a relevant subject (or overseas equivalent). A 2:2 degree may be considered only where applicants also offer a Masters degree with Merit or above.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The Institute is a world-leading centre for palliative care research and an official collaborating centre of the World Health Organisation. The Institutes breakthrough research projects not only influence clinical practice, but also have an impact on national and international policies for palliative care. The Institutes multidisciplinary environment combines social science, psychology, nursing, medical and health services research.

Students work alongside staff researchers, are supervised by two members of academic staff and overseen by a divisional research co-ordinator. Students' progress is monitored closely and reported on every six months. To complement facilities available within research divisions, the School has developed excellent research support facilities.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-72 months
full time
36-48 months

MDes by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 7848 7444