The Bioethics Centre offers a comprehensive range of postgraduate study opportunities. These include single papers taken for a Certificate of Proficiency, through diplomas and masters' degrees, and all the way up to doctoral research.
Our postgraduate students range from those who have just completed an undergraduate degree, to experienced professionals from all sorts of backgrounds. These especially—but not exclusively—include people working as health professionals, or those with policy and legal roles.
People's motivation to study ranges from career enhancement to simple fascination.
Students can study at a distance or in Dunedin.
In addition to students from New Zealand we have many international students. The vibrant student community runs its own postgraduate research forum, which meets during semester time. At the forum students and staff can present, discuss and workshop their research. Contact Emma Tumilty if you would like to offer a presentation to the forum, or to be included on the mailing list for upcoming presentations.
Applications for study (except for PhD, BMedSci, and MMedSci) should normally be made before 1 November (or 1 August for those requiring a study permit for entry into New Zealand).
Late applications will be considered.
Contact for general information about postgraduate study in bioethics
Contact for academic advice on paper content and how papers can be combined for a programme of study
Contact for further information on PhD study in bioethics
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