Palliative and End of Life Care at London South Bank University - UCAS

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Course summary

This course has been designed to enable health and social care professionals to enhance care provided to patients and families facing physical, psychosocial and spiritual issues associated with life-limiting illness. It is based on the core competencies in palliative care identified by the European Association for Palliative Care. It is also congruent with core competences and principles for health and social care professionals working with adults at the end of life and aligns with DH and HEE priorities for workforce development in palliative and end of life care. It reflects the multi-professional nature of palliative care and health and social care professionals are given the opportunity to learn together; therefore, student learning is facilitated by a multi-professional teaching team using a Blended Learning Approach with a particular emphasis on linking theory to practice. The course offers flexibility where students can choose to undertake the course on full time or part time basis. In addition, the course offers a choice of module from the CPPD portfolio to suits student’s personal and professional needs. We're ranked 3rd amongst London competitors for Research Intensity in Nursing (Complete University Guide 2021).


Year 1: Palliative approaches to pain and symptom management, Psychosocial, ethical and spiritual aspects of palliative care practice, End of life care: Dementia and other non-malignant conditions. Year 2: Innovation for excellence - Leading service change, Research in health and social care. A choice of level 7 modules from the CPPD prospectus relevant to the overarching award title. Year 3: Dissertation.

Assessment method

The course utilises a variety of assessment strategies that have been designed to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of palliative care practice and to respond to the learning needs of students from different clinical backgrounds; in addition, ensuring that all the learning outcomes are met.

How to apply

International applicants

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580.

Entry requirements

A degree in nursing, medicine or dentistry, or a degree in life sciences or social sciences with a classification of 2:2 or above from a UK or an overseas university. However, applicants with significant clinical experience at a senior level with evidence of a minimum 80 undergraduate degree level credits (at least 15 credits of which has been completed within the past 2 years) will also be considered. Full entry requirements can be found on our website.

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Palliative and End of Life Care at London South Bank University - UCAS