Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

Explore the application of ethics in the biomedical and healthcare sectors, and develop the knowledge and skills needed to address the complex ethical issues facing professionals in this field. This course allows to you investigate current issues, debates and theories surrounding ethical principles in medicine and healthcare. You’ll gain a critical understanding of issues such as trust, confidentiality, autonomy and consent, and demonstrate the contemporary relevance of your findings by applying them to real-life case studies. Throughout, you’ll benefit from teaching informed by consultation with healthcare professionals and shaped by the latest social, technological, and political developments. You’ll learn from experts who are experienced and actively engaged in research in this field. As our student, you’ll join a diverse community of people from many different countries and backgrounds. Whether you’re looking to progress in your career, change to a new one, or explore a new subject area, you’ll be fully supported in achieving your goals. You can study this course on campus or through distance learning, and at Masters or PGDip level. All of these options are available both full time and part time. Extensive resources Leeds University Library is one of the UK’s major academic research libraries, and has extensive holdings to support your studies. You can access a wide range of books, journals and other items online, as well as webinars on academic skills.


Entry requirements

Academic or professional experience in a relevant field. IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. Please contact us for more information. If you want to apply for the MA course but don't have a degree, you can begin your studies by completing the PGDip and then progress onto the MA. We look for your willingness and ability to think clearly and independently, as well as good writing skills, a basic understanding of philosophical ethics and any relevant experiences of ethical issues in practice.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Fees are listed on our website: https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/

Sponsorship information

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at https://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/130536/funding The IDEA Centre also offers a range of scholarships for taught postgraduate study. Find out more at https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/ethics-masters

Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics at University of Leeds - UCAS