Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence
The University of Manchester
Key Course Facts
National, regional, and local governments, organisations, and authorities are beginning to realise that they need highly trained people in healthcare ethics and law. This means now is a good time to aim for the highest academic qualifications in the field. Traditional graduate studies for a research degree do not offer the ethical and legal knowledge or the comprehensive training needed for cutting-edge research into bioethics and medical jurisprudence. A more structured approach is called for.
This programme is designed to provide a solid skills basis for independent research, and to guide you steadily towards the completion of a structured doctoral thesis, which is based on publishable journal articles and book chapters. The programme itself is unique in its combination of group sessions in research methods and presentation events which are designed to ensure a genuine sense of community among researchers, and friendly but consistent supervision by world-class scholars in the field.
The topics and themes which are covered during the group sessions in Year 1 address the diverse challenges of doctoral research in health law and ethics, for example:
Refining your research question;
Scoping the literature;
Doing interdisciplinary research;
Exploring methodologies in bioethics;
Our entire community of doctoral scholar's meet four times during the year to present their ideas and research papers. We encourage staff and students at all stages of their learning to attend our BMJ presentation events so that doctoral scholars can become accustomed to presenting their research to a diverse audience. Our doctoral scholars are a vital element in the research culture of our centre and our School.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- All other courses
- Manchester Business School East - Undergraduate Degrees
- Manchester Business School - Graduate Degrees
- Graduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
- Undergraduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
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A good (UK first class or upper second class honours) bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline and either a master's degree in ethics, law, or a cognate discipline, at Merit level or the overseas equivalent or a suitable period (normally at least three years) of validated professional experience in a relevant field. Applications are considered from September each year for admission the following September's intake. As places are limited on this programme each year, applicants are advised to submit their application as soon as possible to give them the best chance of securing one of these places. Applicants who clearly fulfil the criteria but who cannot be offered a place will be asked whether they would like to wait for possible cancellations in the ongoing round and/or like to be considered again in a year's time. Selection will be made on the basis of academic merits and promise, and it can involve interviews and/or other types of preliminary on-site performance evaluation.
Tuition Fees Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence MPhil
Additional fee information
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is a publicly funded research university with a mission to advance education, knowledge and wisdom for the good of society. University of Manchester’s main site is home to the majority of its faculties and is referred to by its students as ‘the campus’, although in reality Manchester does not have a campus but is instead interspersed throughout the city of Manchester.
Student composition of The University of Manchester
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Healthcare Ethics and Law PgCert||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||£3167||£6334||-||Manchester||online Part-time|
|Contemporary Bioethics PgDip||Brighton and Sussex Medical School||-||-||-||£6168||£12336||-||Brighton||On campus Full-time|
|Healthcare Ethics and Law (Intercalated) MSc||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||£9500||£19000||-||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Human Rights and Global Ethics MA||University of Leicester||-||-||-||£8250||£16850||-||Leicester||On campus Full-time|
|Global Health, Ethics and Law MSc||St George's, University of London||-||-||-||£11500||£22000||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Dental Law and Ethics MA||University of Bedfordshire||-||-||-||£8250||£13275||-||Luton||On campus Part-time|
|Management with Corporate Governance and Business Ethics MSc||Birkbeck, University of London||-||-||-||£6225||£9600||-||London||On campus Part-time|
|Sport, Ethics and Society MA||Cardiff Metropolitan University||-||-||-||£10000||-||-||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Medical Law and Ethics LLM||The University of Edinburgh||-||-||-||-||-||-||Edinburgh||On campus Part-time|
|Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence MPhil||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||-||-||-||Manchester||On campus Part-time|