Taught course

Palliative Care

King's College London · Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine

Entry requirements

A degree in medicine, dentistry or nursing, or a 2:1 degree in life sciences or social sciences from a UK or overseas university. You should also have experience of working in palliative care or an associated area, eg clinical or social care research.

Months of entry


Course content

Our programmes were developed by the King's College London Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and St Christopher's Hospice together. We will give you the skills you need to evaluate research and evidence in issues of palliative care to inform your clinical practice and your service development.

Our primary aim is to improve your ability, competence and confidence to care for patients with advanced disease, and for their families. This requires you to be able to critically evaluate evidence of the effectiveness, appropriateness and acceptability of existing interventions and services, both medical and psychosocial.

This programme is multi-disciplinary and multi-professional. You will learn alongside palliative care professionals from across the world and from all disciplines at the Cicely Saunders Institute, the first purpose-built centre for palliative care. We have students from a wide range of disciplines and professions including doctors, chaplains, nurses, social workers and physiotherapists.

You will develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the many clinical, social, psychosocial, and ethical issues which surround palliative care, and how to assess and deal with them.

Information for international students

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Fees and funding

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Centre
+44 (0)20 7848 8393
+44 (0)20 7848 5584