Life expectancy is increasing worldwide, with people living for longer and often with multiple chronic conditions. Palliative care, including rehabilitation and ‘living well’, is increasingly needed in people’s homes and other community settings, as well as in hospices and hospitals.
Delivering evidence-based, cost-effective palliative care in partnership with communities requires health and social care professionals, policymakers and researchers who can lead change and use robust evidence to inform their work. These professionals must be able to design, conduct, and critically appraise research about what should be done, how it is done, and to what effect. There is an urgent need for professionals in this field to drive positive change in palliative care.
Our MSc in Palliative Care: Implementing Best Practice programme is designed to address this significant gap. It will enable and empower you, whether you are a health and social care professional, policymaker or researcher, to progress your development, delivery and evaluation of care that facilitates best practice in palliative care and long-term conditions.
This programme is delivered 100% online, allowing you to access our world-renowned research-led teaching from anywhere in the world. Designed specifically for an online audience, we use a range of interactive activities to support learning, including discussion forums, webinars and online lectures.
- Develop the research and personal skills, attributes, and confidence to apply your learning to implement evidence-based palliative care whether your focus is hospital, hospice, or community; regional, national or international
- Delivered by some of the world’s leading palliative care experts, who have helped shape clinical guidelines and government policy
- Qualification progression routes: PGCert, PGDip and MSc
- Build your global network of palliative care professionals and connect with like-minded peers
- Study mode is 100% online – you can study anywhere
- Flexible study options – full-time or part-time
Who is this programme for?
The programme is open to professionals working anywhere in the world who work in palliative care or the care of people living with long-term conditions and who have a drive to leverage change in services in the field.
We are seeking ambitious, creative future researchers and leaders who have a desire to change lives through influencing service provision in palliative care.
Palliative care is multidisciplinary, and we welcome students from a range of specialities including medical clinicians and GPs, health and social care professionals, policymakers, researchers, and decision makers at local, regional and national level.