Palliative Care, Master | Part time online | Newcastle University | United Kingdom
MSc, PGDip, PGCert Online

Palliative Care

36 months
3500 GBP/year
3500 GBP/year
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The part time, online Palliative Care course from Newcastle University covers all aspects of delivering care to patients, including treatment modalities, biological, psychosocial and ethical perspectives. 


Developed and delivered with well-established cancer institutes and oncological and palliative care expertise, at Palliative Care course from Newcastle University you will experience a comprehensive and intellectually stimulating experience wherever you are in the world.

These courses are designed to provide those working in palliative care and related professional roles with detailed knowledge about the interrelationship between oncology and clinical cancer service provision.

Throughout the Palliative Care course from Newcastle University you will develop clinical leadership, clinical excellence and the ability to cultivate interdisciplinary collaboration in the delivery of evidence based oncology/palliative care. This includes sharing mutually valuable information to help develop clinical practice. You will be introduced to the basis of research in palliative care, preparing you for further research within the field.

We have designed these courses in collaboration with the Faculty of Medical Sciences and it is delivered in association with the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC).


  • training in nursing, medical or scientific specialties and dealing with cancer, clinical or medical oncology, or palliative care
  • working in the pharmacology industry or in cancer research

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Palliative Care Themes and Perspectives
  • Contemporary Issues in Palliative Care Practice: Management of Symptoms (Other Than Pain) in Advanced Diseases 
  • Multiprofessional Management of Cancer 
  • Managing Pain
  • Dissertation 
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The application deadline has not yet been confirmed.


180 alternative credits
  • the postgraduate certificate requires 60 credits of study
  • the postgraduate diploma requires 120 credits
  • the MSc requires 180 credits. It includes a dissertation, which bears 60 credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline and working in the healthcare profession or related field. We will consider applications on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and are working in the healthcare profession or related field.
  • You must be IT literate to complete these highly interactive courses online and have access to a computer with a printer and a reliable internet connection.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    3500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3500 GBP per year during 36 months.


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