Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics

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Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics

Gain the knowledge and experience to address complex ethical issues facing medical and healthcare professionals today.

Through the study of Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics, you’ll investigate current issues, debates and theories to gain a critical understanding of issues such as trust, confidentiality, autonomy and consent, and demonstrate the contemporary relevance of your findings through the application of real-life case studies.

Throughout this Masters course, you'll benefit from teaching informed by consultation with healthcare professionals and shaped by the latest social, technological, and political developments. You’ll also learn from experts who are experienced and actively engaged in research.

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Our Masters by Research provides an excellent stepping stone to PhD. You'll develop core research skills and a variety of key methodologies for high-quality research in medical ethics. You'll also address methodological issues raised in the conduct of interdisciplinary research through a dissertation.

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We have extensive experience in providing high-quality distance learning. You’ll study at the times and pace that suit you, sharing insights with other students as you learn. Throughout, you’ll receive expert support from your tutors and our dedicated Digital Education Specialists.

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Our postgraduate diplomas are a great way to expand your knowledge and gain a recognised qualification. You’ll study much of the same taught content as on our Masters degree, without submitting a dissertation.

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Dr Dorothy Frizelle
Student | MA Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics
"I would definitely recommend this course of study; indeed I would go so far as to state that it should be compulsory for people working in healthcare and who hold power and responsibility over people and services."