Taught course

Medical Ethics and Palliative Care

Institution
Keele University · School of Law
Qualifications
MAPGCertPGDip

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Entry requirements

The MA in Medical Ethics and Palliative Care is open to graduates with a first or second class honours degree (or foreign equivalent) in a relevant subject, or appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience.

INTERCALATING MEDICAL STUDENTS

We welcome applications from undergraduate medical students who have the option to take an intercalated year. To take the MA in Medical Ethics and Law as an intercalated year, you must normally have completed the fourth year of a medical degree. To ensure the course is completed within one year, you must study the MA in Medical Ethics and Law as a full time student.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Advances in medical technology, increased expectations, and changing moral attitudes combine to generate complex ethical and legal problems for those involved in the delivery of end of life healthcare. Practitioners who treat and care for patients with life-limiting illnesses can face particularly pressing and difficult moral choices. 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.

Information for international students

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests.

Students who have graduated from a country where English is the first language and the degree was taught and assessed in English are not normally required to take an IELTS or other English language test.

If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes.

During your degree programme you can study additional english language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.

Fees and funding

UK students
FT £6,000 / PT £6,000
International students
£16,000

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    60 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    8 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    4 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Successful completion of any two taught modules (60 credits) leads to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Ethics and Law. Successful completion of all four taught modules (120 credits) leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Ethics and Law. Teaching for the four taught modules is delivered in short intense blocks. See course webpage on Keele website for more info. Currently taught online. May change in future. For more information, please contact Dr. Sotirios Santatzoglou.

Course contact details

Name
Dr. Sotirios Santatzoglou
Email
s.santatzoglou@keele.ac.uk