12 months
19150 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Designed for healthcare professionals and students with an interest in Bioethics, this Global Healthcare Ethics programme from University of Liverpool will provide you with the opportunity to explore and understand ethical problems of medicine in a global context.

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With an increasingly mobile population across the world, healthcare professionals, more than ever, need to manage a broader range of health care problems including pandemics, which we’ve all seen with the emergence and spread of COVID-19.

This Global Healthcare Ethics programme from University of Liverpool has been designed to address these challenges and will provide you with a greater understanding of the complexities of socio-cultural factors across different countries, enabling you to develop your skills in complex decision making and ethical reasoning. Options exist to complete modules in Public Health and Policy and to complete a work-based placement.

Career prospects

On completion of the programme, you should have a strong foundation in global medical ethics, including an understanding of the core concepts and theories of applied medical ethics and the socio-cultural factors which may affect these. This master’s degree offers the opportunity to work in ethics and policy-related jobs, nationally and internationally. For example: ethics committees of national and international health institutions and organisations, the WHO, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, the Department of Health, the GMC, the BMA Ethics Department, medical research centres, or teaching ethics in medical schools.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Ethics for Clinical Practice 
  • Research Project 
  • Global Bioethics 
  • Health & Society 
  • Health Policy, Governance and Economics 
  • Advanced Research Methods: Design and Data Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if you require visas or have special requirements.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant undergraduate degree in health, humanities or social science (award minimum 2:2). For nurses and other health professionals who may have qualified without a degree, examples of an ability to study at Level 7 will be required.
  • Intercalating medical students who have successfully completed a minimum of 3 years undergraduate medical training at a recognised medical school.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19150 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19150 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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