Purpose of the Bioethics & Society Programme

Advances in biomedicine, neuroscience, and public health raise some of the most difficult ethical and societal questions today. The Bioethics & Society Programme allows students to study these questions drawing on concepts, theories, and methods from philosophy and the social sciences. This will enable students to understand how bioethics influences the world, and how they could make a contribution to advancing solutions to bioethical problems.

The programme is offered as a 1-year full time Master in Bioethics & Society, a 2-year part-time Master, a Postgraduate Diploma in Bioethics & Society, or a Postgraduate Certificate in Bioethics & Society.

Key Benefits

  • The only UK programme based in a social science department
  • Covers a broad range of ethical issues in clinical practice, biomedical research, genetics & reproduction, health policy & public health, and neuroscience & mental health
  • Offers a rigorous methods training in qualitative and quantitative research methods and empirical bioethics
  • Collaborates with other departments at King’s to serve students’ individual needs and interests and create exciting concentrations or career streams of optional modules
  • Provides skilled supervision to develop competence in executing a small-scale independent dissertation research project
  • Provides internship opportunities to enhance students’ employability and career opportunities
  • Offers individualised career support to build a strong CV, helping students to identify opportunities to present their work, gain practical experience, and secure funding

Who is this programme for?

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.

Detailed information at bioethicsandsociety.com