MA Bioethics King’s College London

The Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine and the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics, both at King’s College London, are launching a new and highly innovative Master’s programme in bioethics.


First intake of students in September 2013.


King’s College London






  • Introduces students to key concepts, theories and findings from philosophy, social science and the law
  • Enables students to apply this knowledge to the analysis of ethical dilemmas in contemporary medicine, bioscience and health policy
  • Fosters understanding of the societal, cultural and historical aspects of these complex dilemmas (with a particular regional focus on Asia and South America)
  • Offers a balanced introduction to the latest bioethical controversies and methods, as well as reflection upon the role of bioethics in societal discourse and health policy
  • Explores the implications of an increasingly globalized world of health and health policy
  • Equips students with the research skills necessary for engaging in current ethical and social debates surrounding health



  • Taught jointly from two leading institutions in the field
  • Attracts national and international students with diverse disciplinary backgrounds anda wealth of relevant experience
  • Linked to an exciting programme of seminars with world-renowned visiting speakers
  • Close links with the worlds of health policy and biomedical research
  • Opportunities for contact with internationally leading clinicians, scientists and scholars at King’s
  • Allows study of a wide range of specialist options
  • Offers skilled supervision to develop competence in the design and execution of a specific research project


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 We thank Annette Rid for the pointer

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