The MSc in Palliative Care enables palliative care professionals from a wide range of clinical backgrounds and career paths to synthesise their experience in the context of palliative care, develop their skills and knowledge, build their careers and take the specialty forward.
MSc students are based at the Cicely Saunders Institute and are taught by leading academics in the field of palliative care.
Since the MSc course was established in 1998, students have included trainee doctors in palliative medicine, general practitioners (family doctors), doctors and nurses working in oncology, haematology, nephrology, cardiology, neurology and respiratory medicine. Other professions have included social workers, radiographers, psychologists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, music therapists and chaplains.
Scholarships available now
The department currently have a number of MSc scholarships available for entry in January 2015 and January 2016.
The Professor Rob Buckman Scholarships are for students in the UK who are interested in conducting research in psychosocial and communication issues. Each scholarship will fund course tuition fees, books and the publication and dissemination of the research project.
The Gulbenkian Scholarship is for a healthcare professional from Portugal with an interest in home palliative care. The scholarship, generously supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, will fund the course tuition fees, travel, accommodation and books.
The application deadline for entry in January 2015 is 30 October 2014.