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UCC’s College of Medicine and Health is currently promoting its MSc in End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics. This is a is a multidisciplinary programme, offered on a part-time basis over a two-year period.


To enable students to identify, research and critically evaluate the ethical, professional, legal and philosophical underpinnings of end-of-life decisions and care in hospital and healthcare settings.


The programme is primarily intended for health professionals (e.g. registered nurses, doctors, consultants, directors of nursing, pharmacists, speech therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists); allied professionals (e.g. hospital and nursing home administrators, social workers, chaplains, psychologists, members of clinical and research ethics committees); solicitors; theologians, counsellors; journalists; members of the general public with a keen interest in the subject area.


To apply for the course, please see the following link:

For Further Information contact:

Sheila Hedderman

Senior Executive Assistant Email: Tel: +353 (0)21 4901560

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The Irish Hospice Foundation is offering 2 scholarships in end- of-life healthcare ethics to cover half of the MSc programme fees over two years for the successful candidates. The scholarships are open to prospective students who have applied for the MSc programme AND who have special interest or organisational backgrounds in dementia care and who will apply their learning in these settings.

For further information on the scholarships contact:

Orla Keegan,

Head of Education, Research and Bereavement Services, Irish Hospice Foundation, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2. Telephone: 01 6793188 Email: