Taught course

Palliative and End of Life Care

London South Bank University · Health and Social Care
PgCert / PgDip/ MSc

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry to the course applicants will be required to have the following qualifications and experience:

A degree in nursing, medicine or dentistry, or a degree in life sciences or social sciences with a classification of 2:2 or above from a UK or an overseas university. However, applicants with significant clinical experience at a senior level with evidence of a minimum 80 undergraduate degree level credits (at least 15 credits of which has been completed within the past 2 years) will also be considered

Applicants must be registered with a recognised professional body as appropriate

Full-time and international applicants must demonstrate that they have had at least 6 months work experience in a relevant setting prior to their enrolment on the course.

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following is also required:
A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the university as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language; for example, institutions in Canada, Australia, USA, etc.
Or Possession of IELTS score of at least 6.5 across all four domains or its equivalent for students whose first language is not English

It is desirable that applicants are employed within an appropriate health or social care environment during their study, with access to appropriate clinical support and supervision for the development of knowledge and skills at an advanced level.

Months of entry


Course content

This course has been designed to enable health and social care professionals to enhance care provided to patients and families facing physical, psychosocial and spiritual issues associated with life-limiting illness.

It is based on the core competencies in palliative care identified by the European Association for Palliative Care. It is also congruent with core competences and principles for health and social care professionals working with adults at the end of life and aligns with DH and HEE priorities for workforce development in palliative and end of life care. It reflects the multi-professional nature of palliative care and health and social care professionals are given the opportunity to learn together; therefore, student learning is facilitated by a multi-professional teaching team using a Blended Learning Approach with a particular emphasis on linking theory to practice.

The course offers flexibility where students can choose to undertake the course on full time or part time basis. In addition, the course offers a choice of module from the CPPD portfolio to suits student’s personal and professional needs.

Information for international students

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Fees and funding

UK students
Fees vary
International students
Fees vary

Speak with your employer/Trust regarding professional development funding that may be available to you.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PgCert / PgDip/ MSc
    part time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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