Taught course

Cancer, Palliative and End of Life Care

University of Southampton · Faculty of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Lower second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in relevant subject - relevant experience/qualifications may be considered in lieu of a degree; registration with professional body; employment in clinical service providing care to those with cancer, life-limiting or life threatening illness or end-of-life needs. We welcome international applicants on this programme.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique, interdisciplinary programme is the only one of its kind in the UK and is aimed at emerging and established clinical leaders working in cancer, palliative, or end of life care, who wish to develop their leadership qualities. You will enhance your ability to critically champion compassionate and informed care, to provide quality services and to create learning environments enabling staff to strive for excellence. The programme was created in partnership with local stakeholders in response to Department of Health directives and offers you the opportunity to complete an assignment that is most relevant to your workplace and personal learning needs.

Typical modules include: Clinical Innovation in Cancer or Palliative or End of Life Care; Research; Dissertation; a clinically oriented module, e.g. Independent and Supplementary Prescribing; a theory-oriented module e.g. Complex Care in Older People

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Health Sciences
+44 (0) 23 8059 5500