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Public Health (Palliative Care Research) (part time)

University of Dundee

24 months
9950 GBP/year
4175 GBP/year
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In the MPH Public Health (Palliative Care Research) (part time) from University of Dundee you will learn about the techniques and strategies that you can apply to palliative care research, integrating public health knowledge with your expertise in this field.


Throughout this MPH Public Health (Palliative Care Research) (part time) from University of Dundee ou will focus on relevant research and public health issues relating to palliative care. You'll develop your knowledge of palliative care, including the principles of identifying patients who could benefit from this approach to healthcare, and how research informs the practice of managing common symptoms in palliative care patients. The course takes place at Ninewells Hospital.

In our Master of Public Health (Palliative Care Research) course you'll learn about the challenges facing palliative care research and how clinical research can be undertaken by using public health research principles within a palliative care context.

We work collaboratively with the Tayside Palliative and End of Life Care Network and the Tayside Specialist Palliative Care Service - you'll benefit from interactions with this network of stakeholders in the palliative care field. Bringing together patients, practitioners, charities and others with an interest or experience in palliative care, these groups are well-placed to share knowledge and guidance for your research. The varied clinical settings throughout Tayside (our local health region) provide an excellent basis for a variety of research projects.

Following the taught component of the course, you'll complete a research project and dissertation that will demonstrate the integrative, analytical and critical skills you've gained, and allow you to explore an area of interest in palliative care in more detail.


An MPH (Palliative Care Research) will enhance the employability of professionals interested in palliative care research.

For specialty trainees in palliative medicine this will add distinct skill sets and an understanding of both research and public health issues. This could help open job opportunities in academic medicine and at policy development levels.

Non-medical staff (including nursing staff) can also benefit from the skills and knowledge gained on this course, and may have the ability to enter academic palliative care.

This course is compatible with the Palliative Medicine Curriculum and dissertation projects could be undertaken in candidates' own localities. Multi-professional learning is encouraged and dissertation projects can be tailored to specific backgrounds.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Palliative Care: Foundations and Research
  • Clinical Statistics 
  • Epidemiology
  • Research Methods
  • Master in Public Health Dissertation (Palliative Care Research)
  • Applied Statistics for Observational Studies & Clinical Trials

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
First Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are normally required to hold a first class or upper second class degree in a health related topic and/or in subjects including medicine, the social sciences, and medical science.
  • Applications will be considered from others who, although not graduates, are exceptionally well qualified in terms of seniority and experience. Experience in palliative care or similar area and/or specific, evidenced interest in palliative care

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9950 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4175 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4175 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /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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