MA Medical Ethics and Palliative Care

MAMedicalEthicsAndPalliativeCare

This programme provides an opportunity to gain a deeper and more systematic understanding of these issues and to explore the moral problems faced people involved in all aspects of end of life care. It also provides a foundation for pursuing further study at doctoral level for those interested in doing so. Practitioners who treat and care for patients with life-limiting illnesses can face particularly pressing and difficult moral choices.

How this course is taught

Teaching for the four taught modules is delivered in short intense blocks, enabling those in full-time employment to do the course part-time and to fit it around the demands of their work wherever they are based. You will be assigned a personal tutor from the outset, who you can contact for help or advice at any time during the course. 


We regard high levels of participation in the discussion as particularly important for teaching and learning in this area, and employ teaching techniques that encourage this wherever possible. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds and report that meeting and exchanging ideas with others who work in different fields and in different parts of the country is one of the major benefits of the course.


From time to time, experts from outside Keele may be invited to speak on the course; this provides an insight into academic work in healthcare ethics and law taking place in other institutions and professional perspectives. In addition, Keele’s Centre for Law, Ethics and Society hosts a wide range of seminars, workshops and lectures, which students are welcome to attend. 

DURATION: 1-year full-time

SUBJECT AREAS: Ethics, and Law

FEES (2021/22 ACADEMIC YEAR): £16,000

SCHOLARSHIPS: £1,000 to £10,000