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Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Online Learning

We are proud to offer a variety of programmes and courses as part of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow Dumfries Campus.

Contact for further information:

Postgraduate Study (PGT/PGR): msc-endoflifestudies@glasgow.ac.uk 

Undergraduate Study: Dumfries-Admin@glasgow.ac.uk 

Free Short Course on FutureLearn: End of Life Care: Challenges and Innovation

Free Short Course on FutureLearn: End of Life Care: Challenges and Innovation

Explore dying and palliative care practice around the world and evaluate new trends and ideas surrounding end of life care issues.

  • This course is for people interested in or engaged in matters relating to death, dying, bereavement, palliative and end of life care.
  • This course will be of special interest to those working in healthcare, including physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health and social care professionals.
  • The course will also appeal to practitioners, students, researches, volunteers and policymakers in end of life care, as well as social activists and those working in artistic and cultural media who are working on end of life issues.
  • It is ideal for anybody considering taking The University of Glasgow’s MSc End of Life Studies

Postgraduate Taught: MSc / PGDip / PGCert End of Life Studies (Online Distance Learning)

Postgraduate Taught: MSc / PGDip / PGCert End of Life Studies (Online Distance Learning) on FutureLearn 

Explore death, dying, and bereavement issues across cultures and geographies. This degree course offers a new critical perspective on the major issues surrounding the policy, practice and ethics of end of life and palliative care.

  • The programme is extremely well fitted to the needs of people already engaged in some way in matters relating to death, dying, bereavement, palliative care, and end of life care – as well as those who seek to move into these fields. We envisage a rich online learning community on the degree, made up not only of practitioners, but also social activists, those working in artistic and cultural media, as well as people pursuing their own personal development on a matter of pressing human interest.
  • Graduates are likely to find employment in:
    • Non-government organisations concerned with end of life care policy, service design and management
    • International health organisations, particularly those with a focus on ageing and end of life care
    • Government agencies and departments that take responsibility for end of life care strategies and provision
    • Creative industries that focus on matters of death and dying in film, literature, public engagement, exhibitions and installations
    • Emerging new professional groups – such as Death Doulas and other end of life practitioners
  • Try a free taster course: enrol on End of Life Care: Challenges and Innovation to get an introduction to the subject and studying with the University of Glasgow.