Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

24 months
14668 USD/year
14668 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Bioethics is principally devoted to training professionals from various disciplines able to investigate and reflect on the problems that affect the lives of disseminating and teaching own topics of bioethics and to participate critically committees and national and international fora in order to contribute to understanding and solving problems that fall within this discipline. 


The masters student must attend a series of elective and mandatory seminars, and develop a thesis based on original research proposal.

The graduate strengthens cognitive skills and competences supporting tools for analysis, design and implementation of solutions to interdisciplinary problems in different academic, public, social levels; to handle the job in various fields such as: the public sector advising different types of policies in universities and research centers in institutional ethics committees, non-governmental organizations at the national and international levels, in health centers and private companies, among others.

It has the most complete specializing in bioethics in Colombia library, which allows access to more than 3,500 publications and 27 titles of national and international academic journals, which is constantly updating its contents. 

In addition, by being part of the Javeriana community, students can access all the resources the General Library offers (databases, application for purchase of books, courses bibliometric management tools, etc.)Mastery is supported by an excellent group of teachers accompanying personalized way the learning process of students. The staff is large and diverse; It is made up of teachers of the Institute and other academic units.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Bioethics
  • Critical reflections on life sciences
  • Ethical and philosophical foundations
  • Fundamental issues of bioethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Fill out the registration form , download and print.
  • Proof of payment of registration fees.
  • Copy of diploma and professional title (for foreigners must be apostilled).
  • Undergraduate transcript (original).
  • Photocopy of identity card (for foreigners, immigration card or temporary passport).
  • Photocopy of the Military Book (applies only for Colombian males).
  • Two photographs with white background, size 3x4.
  • Summary of the resume.
  • Have adequate reading comprehension in English.
  • Letter explaining the reasons for entering this program.
  • Essay on a possible research topic in the program (maximum of 2000 words, font and spacing: Times New Roman 12 pt, 1 1/2 space, letter size).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7334 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    14668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7334 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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