MSc Scholarships for Palliative Care

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The Samuel Sebba Trust
Applications are invited for these new scholarships to enable UK-based students with an interest in conducting research into pain to study for the MSc in Palliative Care at King’s College London, part-time over two years, commencing January 2010.

King’s College London is committed to opening doors to excellence for gifted and talented students and these scholarships will benefit students who for financial reasons would otherwise be unable to attend. Each scholarship will fund the course tuition fees, travel, accommodation and books.

The scholarships are generously supported by the Samuel Sebba Trust through Cicely Saunders International (CSI). CSI was established in 2002 and is the only charity dedicated to research, education and support in the field of palliative care.

The course information booklet and a flier about the scholarships are downloadable at the foot of this page.

Deadline for applications
16 November 2009

Application Criteria

The MSc in Palliative Care is open to UK-based doctors, nurses, and health and social care professionals working with patients with advanced disease. 

To apply for the scholarship you must fulfil the following criteria:
  • You must have a first degree in medicine, nursing, life sciences, social sciences or other approved subject awarded by a United Kingdom university or a recognised overseas university.
  • You must be currently working in palliative care or a related field (clinical or social care, in practice or research) in the United Kingdom
  • You must have an interest in conducting research into the assessment and management of pain associated with advanced disease (cancer or non-malignant conditions e.g. MS, MND or heart failure).

To Apply

Please apply online and then send the following documentation to us here in the department:
  • Your CV
  • A letter of support from your current employer
  • Personal statement (500-800 words) in support of your application, explaining your reasons for applying, what you hope to gain from the MSc, your ability to complete the programme of study, and your interest in pain research.
Please send these documents to:

Sian Best
Education & Finance Manager
Department of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation
King’s College London
Cutcombe Road
London SE5 9RJ
Tel +44 207 848 5584

Attached files:
Samuel Sebba Trust flier (pdf, 66 KB)
Course Information Booklet entry January 2010 (pdf, 200 KB)