MSc palliative care goes HyFlex this September

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King’s College London Master of Science (MSc) in Palliative Care is the longest-running and one of the most highly acclaimed programmes in palliative care in the United Kingdom and the world with over 600 graduates to date.

The underpinning philosophy of the MSc and the integrated Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate is to enable students to develop the essential skills required to appraise research and evidence on palliative care-related issues to inform their clinical practice and to develop relevant services and policy.

Students will develop a deep knowledge and understanding of clinical, social, psychological, spiritual and ethical issues in palliative and end of life care, and their assessment and effective management.

In addition to being able to critically appraise evidence of new and existing treatments, we teach course participants how to formulate important research questions relevant to the specialty, and then to design and conduct their own rigorous research studies to address these issues.

Students are taught by world-leading experts from centres of excellence in the United Kingdom and worldwide.

Our diverse student body provides a unique opportunity to share experiences on how end of life care has developed across the world and also to reflect on social and cultural approaches to death, dying, caring and bereavement.

Key benefits

  • Our course has a national and international reputation which attracts students from all over the world
  • Strongly focused on evidence and an understanding how to conduct research in palliative care and related areas
  • Course based at the Cicely Saunders Institute, a WHO Collaborating Centre for palliative care and rehabilitation that is at the heart of national and international research and academic-clinical collaborations
  • Our teaching staff are academics, practitioners, policy makers and global leaders in palliative care
  • Our MSc is delivered with St Christopher’s Hospice, which provides skilled and compassionate palliative care of the highest quality.

Delivered by King’s Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care and St Christopher’s Hospice the course will give you the skills you need to evaluate research and evidence in issues of palliative care to inform your clinical practice and your service development.

Our primary aim is to improve your ability, competence and confidence to care for patients with advanced disease, and for their families. This requires you to be able to critically evaluate evidence of the effectiveness, appropriateness and acceptability of existing interventions and services, both medical and psychosocial.

This course is multi-disciplinary and multi- professional. You will learn alongside palliative care professionals from across the world and from all disciplines at the Cicely Saunders Institute. We have students from a wide range of disciplines and professions including doctors, chaplains, nurses, social workers and physiotherapists.

You will develop a deeper knowledge and understanding of the many clinical, social, psychosocial, and ethical issues which surround palliative care, and how to assess and deal with them.

What’s new for September 2022?

The MSc programme in Palliative Care will be HyFlex. This means that the course will be delivered both in person and online at the same time. Students will have the option to come to campus and be taught in the classroom or join remotely wherever they are in the world!

You can check out our course page here:

Application deadlines are as follows:

EU or overseas (international) fee status: Friday 29 July 2022 (23:59, UK time)

Home fee status: Friday 26 August 2022 (23:59, UK time)


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