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Postgraduate Programme in Bioethics & Society at King's College London

Key benefits

- The only UK programme based in a social science department;

- Taught at King's College London, one of the top-20 schools in the world (QS World University Rankings 2013);

- 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 empirical bioethics;

- 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 KCL / UCL Joint Bioethics Colloquium, and the SSHM 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;

- Provides internship opportunities to enhance students' employability and career opportunities.

The Bioethics & Society programme is ideal for health professionals, graduates of a relevant discipline, policy makers and shapers, and those wishing to develop a more rigorous understanding of ethical and societal issues in biomedicine, neuroscience, and health policy today. In addition, our degrees lay the foundation for future careers; for example, in government, national and international NGOs, teaching, or research in bioethics or social science.

The MA in Bioethics & Society can be taken full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2 years. We also offer nested awards as a Postgraduate Diploma in Bioethics & Society (120 credits of coursework, no dissertation) or a Postgraduate Certificate in Bioethics & Society (60 credits of selected coursework). These awards are particularly suited to enhance existing careers in clinical practice, biomedical research, public health, and health policy.

For more information see here and here.