Palliative Care

Ulster University - Belfast

Palliative Care

This is a multi-disciplinary programme which develops and enhances the knowledge, skills, and competencies of health and social care professionals who come into contact with patients who have palliative and end-of-life care needs.

You will develop the knowledge, skills, and competence to provide compassionate and person-centred care, and will be provided with the capacity to take responsibility for advancing professional development to address constantly changing palliative care demands.

Your core study programme will include the principles of palliative and end-of-life care, advanced symptom management, and advanced methods in research and development in health and social care. You can then choose to specialise in areas such as person-centred practice, leadership in professional practice, and professional decision-making and accountability.

To gain the Masters award, a further 60 credits must be completed in the form of a dissertation project.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page" below.

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

Applicants must hold a primary degree, or equivalent, or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning.

In addition to the above, applicants should normally have:
a. successfully completed an undergraduate research module (or equivalent learning)

b. an appropriate qualification relevant to the programme; health professionals must hold UK Registration

c. current experience with patients relevant to the palliative care programme;


d. provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English.

If English is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS (academic) 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent.

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For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).

Post Course Info

Career options
Successful completion of the programme would enable individuals to advance within their chosen field of palliative and end of life care. It would also be helpful for those seeking to develop their existing professional practice and to take on leadership roles.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7,Degree - Masters at UK Level 7,Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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