Research course

Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics

University of Leeds · Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied Centre

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally be graduates with a 2:1 or above, in medical/healthcare ethics or philosophy, or holders of an equivalent qualification in directly related disciplines.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information please contact the Admissions Team.

Months of entry


Course content

This new MRes has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop your research skills in applied medical ethics. It provides an excellent stepping stone to PhD research.

You will begin in the first semester with intensive research methods training which will allow you to develop your skills under the supervision of expert tutors. You’ll gain a range of skills and valuable experience for a career in academic or professional research.

You will then spend the remainder of the year writing an extended dissertation in which you can examine in depth an area of particular interest to you within the rich field of medical ethics, with the support of a research supervisor.

You will meet with your research supervisor virtually through our interactive classroom, Blackboard Collaborate. For students local to Leeds it is also possible to study the MRes as a campus-based programme.

For those who are working this programme is also available to study part-time over two years.

As an MRes student you will have the opportunity to audit any relevant modules from our taught online MA Biomedical & Health Care Ethics.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

IDEA Admissions
+44 (0) 113 343 7799