Taught course

Palliative Care Research

University of Dundee · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to hold a first class or upper second class degree in a health related topic and/or in subjects including medicine, the social sciences, and medical science. Applications will be considered from others who, although not graduates, are exceptionally well qualified in terms of seniority and experience. Experience in palliative care or similar area and/or specific, evidenced interest in palliative care.

Months of entry


Course content

The MPH in Palliative Care Research is designed for students wishing to pursue a service or academic career in palliative care. It will provide you with an excellent understanding of both research and public health issues, thus increasing your career opportunities.

Dundee is ideally placed to deliver the MPH in Palliative Care. The Division of Population Health Sciences has several internationally recognised research programmes, with associated academic and research staff, and the Division also houses the renowned Health Informatics Centre (HIC) which provides researchers access to anonymised record-linked data. This includes routinely collected NHS patient datasets for the whole population.

The MPH degree has been run successfully in Dundee for over 25 years and our past students now contribute to the global public health workforce. Building on this success, we are ideally placed to offer a new exit - in palliative care research - from the core MPH. The MPH Palliative Care Research presents an opportunity to integrate public health with quality palliative care research and the clinical palliative care services. This provides a rich learning environment for prospective students.

This course will provide you with:

  • The necessary skills and expertise to enable you to undertake well designed research and interpret research data.
  • The requisite communication skills and understanding of the importance of such communication.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPH
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Fiona Williams
+44 (0)1382 383726