Taught course

Palliative Care

University of South Wales · Faculty of Life Sciences and Education

Entry requirements

An Honours degree or equivalent. Applications from individuals with evidence of ongoing professional development will also be considered through the accreditation of prior learning (APL)/ accreditation of prior and experiential learning (APEL) mechanism.

Months of entry


Course content

The online Postgraduate Certificate in Palliative Care is designed to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence to care for patients who have life limiting illnesses and their families.

The course is designed for a variety of registered adult healthcare professionals within primary and secondary care. It will contribute to and enhance your abilities to lead and drive clinically-effective care with patients with advanced disease.

You will develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the issues within palliative care, examining the key legal, clinical, ethical and social issues, and how these translate into practice.

This distance learning course, which combines excellent resources and support from course leaders, allows you to combine both study and professional commitments. You have the option to study one module or a combination all three modules over one to five years.

We also offer a short online course in paediatric palliative care.

Information for international students

The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For information on the funding options available for this course please visit our Student Money Pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    60 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 76 77 78