Taught course

Bioethics & Society

King's College London · Centre for Technology, Law, Ethics and Society - TELOS

Entry requirements

A recognised first degree of at least upper second class honours (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant discipline, eg social science, humanities, law, medicine, the life sciences. Evidence of achievement of an academic level comparable to at least upper second class honours standard through past studies. Cases where previous study, work or experience has made the applicant a suitable candidate, will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Offers advanced philosophical and social science training in key theories and concepts and analysis of substantive ethical issues. Studies in depth the ethical and social questions raised in the context of innovative biomedicine including genetics; assisted reproduction; euthanasia, research versus treatment; stem cell science etc. Analysis of the ethical issues raised by medicine and the biosciences are a rapidly growing area within philosophy and social science. We offer a multidisciplinary perspective that provides both a sociological and a philosophical lens through which to address many of the key problems and concerns of modern societies.

Fees and funding

AHRC; Self-funded.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 7207
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200