Advances in biomedicine, neuroscience, and public health raise some of the most difficult ethical and societal questions today. The Bioethics and Society course at King's College London is taught in the heart of London, with immediate access to King’s hospitals and laboratories, and close to government, health policy think-tanks, patient advocacy groups, medical and scientific societies, and the private health sector.
- The only UK programme based in a social science department
- 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
- Lectures and seminars are given by internationally recognized faculty who consult for the World Health Organization, the Nuffield Council or Bioethics, and the U.K. Parliament Office of Science & Technology, among others
- Collaborates with other departments at King’s to serve students’ individual needs and interests and create exciting career streams of optional modules
- Offers a rigorous methods training in qualitative and quantitative research methods and critical policy research
- Provides skilled supervision to develop competence in executing a small-scale independent dissertation research project
Graduates from this course have gone onto the following destinations:
- healthcare consultant
- internal medicine physician
- research worker
- specialist registrar (old-age psychiatry)
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Dissertation in Bioethics and Society
- Foundations in Global Health & Social Medicine
- Critical Bioethics
- Designing Quantitative Research for Social Science and Health
- Designing Qualitative Research for Social Science and Health
- Critical Policy Research for Health and Medicine
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed
DisciplinesSociology Public Health Human Medicine View 392 other Masters in Sociology in United Kingdom
- 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.
- A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
- A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained.
- Two references are required with at least one academic.
- Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.
International22350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 22350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9990 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9990 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK fees: £4,995 per year
- Ooverseas fees: £11,175 per year
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