Examine new theories, studies and methods surrounding end of life care issues
As the global population ages and grows, so too does the number of deaths in the world each year. With this comes new patterns of ageing and dying, but access to good quality end of life care varies enormously around the world.
On this degree, you’ll explore issues surrounding where, how, and when we die. You’ll learn about varying cultural beliefs surrounding what makes a good death, and consider global attempts to improve end of life care. Using examples of legalised assisted dying, you’ll consider the debates and issues of end of life care from a social science and humanities perspective.
This degree is comprised of six core 20 credit programmes and a final 60 credit dissertation programme.
The Masters will take three years in the first instance to complete with a maximum of six years being allowed.
This MSc has PGCertificate and PGDiploma exit points available. The maximum duration of the PGCertificate and PGDiploma is four years for completion.
Learn about new directions and the latest thinking on end of life care.
Death itself may be certain, but how we die involves many challenges. On this course, you’ll explore the care we receive when dying, cultural variations and beliefs around what makes a good death, and the planning and timing of death.
With increasingly ageing populations, we are living longer but dying more slowly. New ideas around end of life care are therefore emerging in different contexts. You will discover the patterns and global trends taking place in palliative care, and explore these new approaches from a social science and humanities perspective.
You’ll also be learning from health and care experts at the University of Glasgow, recently ranked as offering the number one online healthcare course and number 14 online health and medicine course by Class Central, a search engine ranking the top online classes of all time.
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.