University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics

The course offers a rigorous grounding in biomedical and healthcare ethics. You will learn about the ethical issues that arise across all areas of medicine and healthcare practice, and can specialise in areas of particular interest. The course is aimed primarily at healthcare professionals, although it also attracts graduates from other disciplines. It is specially designed to enable part-time students to study while continuing their careers. This course is available as both an online distance learning and a campus based course. The syllabus is designed to guide students with little or no experience of studying ethics to the point where they are able to produce a substantial dissertation project. You will study topics including: ethical issues at the beginning and end of life; conscience, codes and professional issues; autonomy, rationality, and psychiatric issues; distributive justice and scarce medical resources; current developments in healthcare ethics. All modules emphasise active participation and independent research. In addition to the taught modules, you will also complete a dissertation, supervised by a member of academic staff.

Sponsorship information

There are a number of scholarships available to both UK/EU and international students.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,750 per Whole course (Wales) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,750 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,750 per Whole course (EU) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,750 per Whole course (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 15,750 per Whole course (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,750 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2017 GBP 6,750 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,750 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,750 per Whole course (EU) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,750 per Whole course (England) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 15,750 per Whole course (International) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,750 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,750 per Whole course (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 6,750 per Whole course (Wales) 24 months

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