Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics (MRes)

University of Leeds the United Kingdom

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The award
MRes

How long you will study
12 months

Domestic course fees
GBP 8250 per total

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 8250 per total

All study options

About Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics at University of Leeds

This new MRes has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop your research skills in applied medical ethics. It provides an excellent stepping stone to PhD research.

In your first year you will begin with intensive research methods training which will allow you to develop your skills under the supervision of expert tutors. You'll gain a range of skills and valuable experience for a career in academic or professional research.

You will then write an extended dissertation over the remainder of the first year and during the second year, in which you can examine in depth an area of particular interest to you within the rich field of medical ethics, with the support of a research supervisor.

You will meet with your research supervisor virtually through our interactive classroom, Blackboard Collaborate. For students local to Leeds it is also possible to study the MRes as a campus-based programme.

For those who wish to complete the programme in one year the MRes is also available to study full-time.

As an MRes student you will have the opportunity to audit any relevant modules from our taught online MA Biomedical & Health Care Ethics.

  • Course content

    The Masters by research is made up of a 30-credit taught Research Methods module and a 150-credit dissertation.

    IDEA5401M Research Methods

    Delivered online, this module will provide you with training in core skills and a variety of key research methodologies for undertaking high quality research in medical ethics. It also addresses methodological issues raised in the conduct of inter-disciplinary research. It will equip you to undertake a longer independent supervised dissertation on an aspect of ethics of your choice.

    During the module we will cover research skills, including identifying a suitable topic for research, bibliography and referencing. We will also explore a range of methodological approaches to the discipline of ethics.

    IDEA5402M Dissertation (MRes)

    You will produce an independent piece of work analysing in detail an aspect of medical ethics. The work will enable you to exhibit both some awareness of detail of theoretical ethical considerations and to indicate their application to issues in medical ethics, where relevant making use of your experience in the context of professional life in medicine and healthcare. You will be supported through the process by a research supervisor.

    Course structure

    These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

    Year 1

    Compulsory modules

    • Research Methods 30 credits
    • Dissertation (MRes) 150 credits

    For more information on typical modules, read Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics MRes in the course catalogue

    Learning and teaching

    The Research Methods module is delivered online through the University's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), and will be available in that form to both campus-based and online students, though campus based students may wish to undertake the tutor meetings for this module in face to face form.

    Of course, independent research is also vital to this programme to develop your skills and help you develop your own ideas and interests.

    Assessment

    The dissertation (30,000 words) will form the bulk of the assessment for the MRes. During the Research Methods module you will be guided through the process of preparing for the dissertation, through a range of assessments including an annotated bibliography, a reflective log, a research proposal and a poster presentation.

  • Applying, fees and funding

    Entry requirements

    Candidates should normally be graduates with a 2:1 or above, in medical/healthcare ethics or philosophy, or holders of an equivalent qualification in directly related disciplines.

    We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information please contact the Admissions Team.

    English language requirements

    IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

    Improve your English

    If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you:

    • don't meet the English language requirements for your course or
    • want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.

    Our pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area. For information and entry requirements, read Language for Arts and Humanities (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Arts and Humanities (10 weeks).

    How to apply

    • Apply

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    If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

    Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

    Admissions policy

    University of Leeds Taught Postgraduate Admissions Policy

    Fees

    UK/EU: £8,250 (total)

    International: £8,250 (total)

    Read more about paying fees and charges.

    For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

    Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.

    Additional cost information

    There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs

    Scholarships and financial support

    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 Masters funding overview.

  • Career opportunities

    The heavy emphasis on research skills means this course is excellent preparation for PhD study and an academic career. However, you'll also develop important transferable skills including oral and written communication, analysis and problem-solving which are valuable across a wide range of roles in different sectors.

    Careers support

    We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That's one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.

    The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.

  • Study options for this course

    • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
    • The awardMResHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
      Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 8250 per totalInternational course feesGBP 8250 per total

    Entry requirements

    A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in medical/healthcare ethics or philosophy, or holders of an equivalent qualification in directly related disciplines

    Language requirements
    IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in all components

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