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The only one of its kind in New Zealand, the minor in Bioethics is available as part of a number of degrees.

The minor explores the current and future impacts of the biosciences and healthcare on people and society, animals and the environment. Learn to identify and think through complex bioethical issues from a range of perspectives. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to make a greater contribution to your community, workplace, and beyond.

Complete five papers to gain the minor.

Add a minor in Bioethics to these degrees

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc).

Wide choice of papers

Students can explore all the main fields of Bioethics or focus on fields of particular interest.

The wide choice of relevant humanities papers includes Anthropology; Bioethics; Christian Thought and History; Classical Studies; History; Indigenous Development / He Kura Matanui; Law; Media, Film and Communication; Philosophy; and Politics.

Mātauranga Māori focus

Several papers focus on mātauranga Māori in relation to research ethics, animal ethics and environmental philosophy.

Other papers examine cross-cultural ethics in a global and local context.

Papers and programme requirements for the minor

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