Research course

Biomedical Ethics

University of Birmingham · School of Health and Population Sciences
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

You will need an Honours degree (normally a first or 2:1) in a relevant subject awarded by an approved university, or an alternative qualification(s) and/or evidence of experience judged by the University as indicative of your potential for research and as satisfactory for the purpose of entry to a research degree programme. If your first language is not English you will need to demonstrate that you have a high level of written and spoken English. If you have a 2:2 undergraduate degree or equivalent, you may be considered for entry onto the PhD programme if you also hold a good Masters degree (at merit or distinction).

Months of entry


Course content

Staff working in the field of ethics in HaPS have recently come together to form a new team: Medicine, Ethics, Society and History (MESH). We are open to proposals covering any area of bioethics but are particularly interested in work relating to our core research strengths of: public health ethics, research ethics, ethics and educational research, parenting, children and families, and empirical bioethics. If you are interested in any of these arease please send a brief proposal to Professor Angus Dawson to ask about opportunities to seek funding for your project. For further information on our current research priorities, please visit our website.

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Department specialisms

Ethics of Animal Use; Health Care Ethics

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT - £2,061 PT
International students
£13,680 FT

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Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005