MA Biomedical and Health Care Ethics

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The MA in Biomedical and Health Care Ethics offers a rigorous grounding in health care ethics and biomedical ethics, provided by tutors from the Centre with expertise in teaching ethics in medical disciplines. Students learn about the ethical issues that arise across all areas of medicine and health care practice, and can specialise in areas of particular interest.

For full details on this programme please visit Course Finder:

  • Campus-Based - join our hub of students, research and teaching staff, with face-to-face teaching and free ethics events
  • Online Distance Learning - this course is particularly appropriate for those in full-time employment and international students, who wish to gain a qualification from a leading university from anywhere in the world

This programme is available for study at BA and MA level as an Intercalated degree (for students from Medicine and Dentistry), for further information on Intercalation and the application process please visit the School of Medicine Website.

Who is this course for?

The MA Biomedical and Health Care Ethics is aimed at health care students and professionals, and attracts graduates from philosophy and associated disciplines.

The programme is particularly suitable as continuing professional development (CPD), and most of our students study part-time whilst working (the course can be taken on a full-time basis).

Participants have included hospital doctors (usually consultants or registrars), GPs, nurses in all specialties, lawyers and business people. Others have come from backgrounds in pharmacy, counselling, therapy work, community care services, health care administration, social work, chaplaincy work, psychology and teaching. Others still have had experience sitting on research ethics committees. In addition, there have been a number of philosophy, biosciences and social sciences graduates.

How can I find out more?