Taught course

Palliative Care

University of the West of Scotland · School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

An appropriate degree award with the level of entry and/or credit awarded being subject to the content of the course. Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent. NB Registered healthcare professionals who do not hold a first degree may also undertake this programme on the provision of two satisfactory references.

Months of entry

September, June, February

Course content

The postgraduate University of the West of Scotland Graduate Certificate programme in Palliative Care has been designed to equip postgraduates with enhanced knowledge and skills to enable them to provide evidence-based, holistic, palliative care to those who require it regardless of place of care or diagnosis.
The UWS course is aimed at experienced health and social care professionals eg nurses, allied health professionals and doctors who care for patients, regardless of age, with life-limiting illnesses whether in primary, secondary or tertiary care.
All modules are delivered by distance learning or as blended learning approach. The blended learning tutorials may be held at Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton or Paisley campuses dependent on student numbers. We also work in collaboration with Strathcarron Hospice and blended learning tutorials may be held at the Hospice, subject to student demand.The length of time it takes to complete this Palliative Care modular programme would normally be one year, on a part-time basis.

Information for international students

For more information please visit - www.uws.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

For more information please visit - www.uws.ac.uk/fundingadvice

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Student Enquiries Team
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)