Medical Ethics and Palliative Care - MA
End-of-life healthcare decisions create challenging ethical dilemmas for practitioners, patients and families. Issues around duty of care, autonomy and consent, treatment purpose or medication costs can arise when managing symptoms and reducing pain. Our MA will give you a deeper, more systematic understanding of these issues, their moral and legal considerations. You’ll engage with current academic literature and latest research, learning from real and hypothetical case studies and news stories, discussing them among your peers. Designed for graduates and working professionals, it can be studied over one, two or five years in short, intensive teaching blocks.
Month of entry
Mode of study
- Full time, Part time
- Ethics, Law
Fees for 2022 entry
UK - Full time £7,600 per year, Part time Year 1 £5,320, Year 2 £2,280
International - Full time £16,800 per year
Fees for 2023 entry
- UK - Full time £8,000 per year.
International - £17,700 per year.
Duration of study
- Full time - 1 year, Part time - 2 years, Modular - Up to 5 years
Why study Medical Ethics and Palliative Care at Keele University?
MA Medical Ethics and Palliative Care (MEPC) at Keele University
Keele Postgraduate Association
Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.
Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.