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Bioethics and Society

King's College London

12 months
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24660 GBP/year
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About

The Bioethics and Society course at King's College London allows you to study these questions through a unique interdisciplinary approach drawing on concepts, theories, and methods from philosophy and the social sciences, in a global health context. This will enable you to understand how bioethics influences the world, and how you can make an impact in the world.

Overview

The Bioethics and Society course at King's College London is taught in the heart of London and close to government, health policy think-tanks, patient advocacy groups, medical and scientific societies, and the private health sector. We offer a unique ‘real-world’ approach to bioethics, allowing students to understand the social and political contexts in which bioethical controversies arise and proposed solutions are developed.

In the course of their studies, students are equipped with essential knowledge and skills to make a contribution to resolving bioethical problems. In addition, internship opportunities enable students to gather practical insights and to build professional networks.

Key benefits

  • The only UK course based in a social science department, faculty of social sciences and public policy.
  • Taught at King's College London, ranked joint 31st in the World (QS World University Rankings 2021)
  • Taught in the heart of London, at King's College Strand Campus
  • Offers a thoroughly interdisciplinary approach to bioethics that draws from key concepts, theories, methods and findings from philosophy and the social sciences and science and technology studies.
  • Collaborates with other departments at King's to serve students' individual needs and interests and create exciting career streams of optional modules
  • Offers a methodological training in qualitative and quantitative research methods and critical policy research
  • Lectures and seminars are given by internationally recognized faculty who consult for the World Health Organization, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, and the U.K. Parliament Office of Science & Technology, among others
  • Provides skilled supervision to develop competence in executing a small-scale independent dissertation research project
  • Offers a rich programme of guest lectures and seminars, including the Biotechnology and Society research seminar, the Culture Medicine and Power conversations, the Mental Health & Society reading group, and the GHSM Seminar Series
  • Offers individualised career support to build a strong CV, helping students to identify opportunities to present their work, do internships, and secure funding
  • Collaborates closely with King's College Careers & Employability Office to enhance the employability of our students with targeted sessions
  • Offers an entry level onto PhD in Bioethics & Society at King's College London

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Bioethics
  • Critical Policy Research for Health and Medicine
  • Critical Global Health
  • Ethics of Clinical Research
  • Ethics and Law in Medicine and Sport
  • Global Health Ethics
  • Pharmaceuticals and Society
  • Pharmaceuticals and Society

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant UK honours degree of 2:1 standard. If an applicant possesses an undergraduate degree below 2:1 standard, subsequent postgraduate qualifications may be taken into account.
  • Also desirable is evidence of active engagement in relevant activities and an attentive concern for the pressing ethical questions in contemporary medicine, bioscience and health policy, demonstrated by reading and otherwise following current national and international issues.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24660 GBP/year
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  • National

    11040 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11040 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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