Taught course

Palliative Care

King's College London · School of 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

The programme is multi-disciplinary - palliative care professionals from all disciplines learn alongside each other. It is jointly run with St Christopher's Hospice, which is widely regarded as the pioneer institution of the modern hospice movement with a reputation for excellence in clinical practice, research and education.

You will develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the many clinical, social, psychological, and ethical issues in palliative care and their assessment and management. You will also acquire the skills required to critically appraise the evidence of both existing and new treatments and carry out your own research.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English please visit our website for further information: www.kcl.ac.uk/pg/apply/langreq.html

Fees and funding

Scholarships are currently available, for more information on these please see the Department of Palliative Care website at http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/medicine/depts/palliative/spc/sebba.html Students are self-funded or funded by their employer and a number of charitable organisations.

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