The aim of the course is to equip people working in palliative, hospice and end of life care to undertake advanced study within their chosen field, including clinical work, education, research, management, policy and advocacy.
The objectives of the course are:
This PhD course will appeal to a wide range of people working in hospice, palliative care and end of life care:
It is not restricted to any one professional group or discipline, and is intended to be international in focus, appealing to people working in a variety of settings such as:
The standard minimum entry requirements are a recognised good first degree or equivalent experience. If English is not your first language an IELTS of 6.5 is required.
The course will be delivered by a mixture of modules in Lancaster and on-line learning via the web. Students will have extensive opportunity to study from home coupled with attendance at only one intensive session at Lancaster University per year.
Years 1 and 2 involve taught modules in research methods and palliative care issues. Years 3 onwards are the research component which will be supervised from Lancaster but undertaken in the students' environment.
Commencing in June, the minimum is 4 years and the maximum is 7 years.
"The research summer academy was an intensive, stimulating, exhausting and yet exhilarating experience"
Martina O'Reilly, Quality & Research Co-Ordinator, Limerick
"Overall I found the week challenging, extremely informative and an excellent theoretical foundation to build my PhD project"
Loreena Hill, Cardiac Liaison Nurse with Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
You can download a copy of the Doctorate in Palliative Care flyer by clicking the link below:
Applications to the Doctorate in Palliative Care can be made via the University's online applications system.
Information on using our online systems can be found at the following link:
For further information, please contact:
Dr Sarah Brearley
Tel: +44 (0)1524 592574
International Observatory on End of Life Care
Division of Health Research
Bowland Tower East
Lancaster LA1 4YT