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Bioethics & Society programme at King's College London

We are now accepting applications for September 2017 entry for the Bioethics & Society programme at King's College London.

The Bioethics & Society programme is offered as a 1-year full time/2-year part-time MSc in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, School of Global Affairs, Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King's College London.

What is unique about this programme? We are the only bioethics programme in the UK that is based in a social sciences department We have a unique focus on policy making and public policy, one of the strengths of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Public Policy at King's College London 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 We are in the heart of London, with immediate access to King's hospitals and laboratories, government and health policy think-tanks, patient advocacy groups, medical and scientific societies, the private health sector, and more We deliver rigorous training in quantitative and qualitative research methods, critical policy research and empirical ethics We provide internship opportunities that allow students to gather practical insights and to build professional networks We offer a fantastic programme of co-curricular activities and unique networking opportunities, including links and events with the London Bioethics Colloquium, the GHSM London Medical Excursion, the Nuffield Council of Bioethics, and the Institute of Medical Ethics.

Who are the key people? The course leaders are Dr Silvia Camporesi and Dr Annette Rid.

Professor Barbara Prainsack and Professor Nikolas Rose, among others, teach and supervise Bioethics & Society students.

We are delighted to announce the latest addition to the Bioethics & Society team: Professor John Harris has been appointed visiting Professor in Bioethics as of January 1 2017. In this role Prof. Harris delivers advanced ethics tutorials in small groups to the Bioethics & Society students.

Who should apply? If you want to expand your horizons beyond a medical model of health, wellbeing and health inequalities, this is the programme for you. Our students come from many different backgrounds: from biological sciences, to engineering, to philosophy, anthropology, law, medicine, nursing and the health professions. We do not require that you have studied a specific discipline before approaching bioethics. Bioethics is interdisciplinary by definition and we all benefit from the different educational and professional backgrounds of our staff and students.

What do students do after they graduate? Our degree lays the foundation for future careers in public policy and policymaking (one of the strengths of King's), government, national and international NGOs, public engagement, consulting, international development and global health.

The programme can also enhance existing careers in clinical practice, biomedical research, public health, and health policy.

Our programme can also lay the foundation for a PhD in Bioethics & Society to be pursued with us at GHSM.

See some examples of our alumni career paths here.

What do our students say about studying with us?

How do I find out more about the programme? Further information (including fees, funding and admission criteria) can be found in our online prospectus.

When is the deadline to apply? Applications will be considered until 1 July 2017.

Apply here.

Contact us:
Dr Silvia Camporesi, Programme Director & Admissions Tutor (for content-related inquiries): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ms Linda Stoner, Postgraduate Programme Officer (for administrative inquiries): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ms Louisa Howard, Bioethics & Society 2016/17 Student Rep (if you want to hear from a current student what it's like to study at King's!): This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it