M.Sc. On Campus

Palliative And End Of Life Care

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

12 months
9000 EUR/year
2950 EUR/year
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A 60 credit masters programme in Palliative And End Of Life Care from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is designed for professionals working in areas that cater for people with palliative and/or end of life care needs


This Palliative And End Of Life Care programme from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology provides for those who wish to develop competence in caring for persons and their families requiring palliative and end of life care.

The suite of modules are designed for all professionals who are working in areas that cater for persons with palliative and/or end of life care needs.

Career Opportunities

Having completed this programme graduates will have developed enhanced contextual, cultural and professional insights into palliative and end of life care and will be equipped with a set of skills that will have a direct impact in the quality of care offered to persons and families in need of palliative and end of life care in your work area. These roles vary across the spectrum of health and social care.

Graduates of this programme will advance their career prospects in terms of promotion eligibility and post-graduate training. This may be in areas of management, practice development and/or specialist clinical areas such as palliative care.

On completion of the programme, registered nurses who meet the criteria may be eligible to apply for clinical nurse specialist in palliative care.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of palliative and end of life care
  • Psychosocial, ethical and spiritual care
  • Effective symptom management in life limiting conditions or reflective practice or End of life care for the person with dementia
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Applied research: theory
  • Clinical practice placement (for registered nurses only) or Creative arts in palliative care


  • doctors
  • nurses
  • pharmacists
  • physiotherapists
  • social workers
  • occupational therapists
  • speech therapists
  • health care assistants
  • receptionists
  • therapists
  • psychologists
  • social workers
  • managers
  • support staff

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Honours Degree (H2.2) in any health or social care discipline or recognised cognate professional qualification.
  • A minimum of one year's experience in delivering a palliative care approach within practice within the last two years.
  • Be employed for the duration of the course in an area where the principles of palliative care are operationalized when caring for individuals with life threatening illness and their families. An example of such may be; 6
  • Applicants other than nurses, must be employed in a practice area which allows interaction with patients who have palliative/end of life care needs and, where appropriate, be registered with their respective professional body.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2950 EUR per year during 12 months.

Student contribution: 3000 EUR

Living costs for Castlebar

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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