Research course

Supportive and Palliative Care

University of Nottingham · Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) at undergraduate level and a minimum of a merit (or international equivalent) at masters level.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The increased number of patients living with chronic and terminal illness intensifies the need to provide excellent supportive and palliative care, primarily for older people and often for extended periods of time prior to, as well as throughout, the final stages of illness.

The Supportive and Palliative Care Research Group (SPCRG) aims to carry out research which will lead to greater understanding of the patient experience of chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illness and improvement in professional delivery of healthcare.

The research focus of the group reaches beyond cancer into traditionally under-researched areas eg older people, stroke and dementia. Its remit extends along the continuum of prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and care of the dying and the translation of research findings into service development initiatives.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element). The International Office offers a range of scholarship opportunities each year. We are happy to advise prospective applicants on their eligibility for these funds and to assist with applications. Please see the Schools funding webpage for further information.

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Life Sciences web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559