Taught course

Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics

Institution
University of Leeds · Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied Centre
Qualifications
MAMRes

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree. Professional experience may also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This degree allows you to develop an in-depth understanding of professional ethics, and what they mean for practitioners in the biomedical and healthcare sectors.

You’ll learn about the ethical issues that arise across medicine and healthcare practice, but you’ll also have the opportunity to specialise in areas that interest you or suit your career aspirations. You’ll take modules on topics such as ethical issues at the beginning and end of life, autonomy and psychiatry, professional issues and allocating medical resources fairly, and focus on a topic of your choice to complete an independent dissertation.

We’re constantly developing the course and consulting with professionals working in the field, so our courses are informed by the most recent developments in practice. But you’ll be taught by active researchers with expertise in teaching ethics across medical disciplines, giving you the chance to engage with the latest academic arguments and debates.

The programme is designed for people who’ve never studied ethics or medical ethics, although we do also have applicants who have studied philosophy before. If you’re interested in thinking about key ethical issues in a reasoned and independent way, you’ll be able to explore big questions in the biomedical and healthcare spheres with the support of the Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied Centre (IDEA).

This course is available to study part time, and also to study both full time and part time through online distance learning.

If you want to conduct extended independent research, you can also study this subject as an MRes both full time and part time either online or on campus.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
distance learning
12-24 months
online
12-24 months
full time
12 months

MRes

distance learning
12-24 months
full time
12 months
part time
24 months
online
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
admissions@idea.leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 7799