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Master of Bioethics and Health Law (MBHL)

The Master of Bioethics and Health Law (MBHL) degree is generally embarked upon as a one-year, full-time programme, however, it can also be studied part-time. Under special circumstances and at the programme directors’ discretion, parts of the programme can be studied at a distance.

The MBHL involves writing a research dissertation under supervision and completing course work in law and bioethics.

The degree draws on the resources of both ethical and legal theory, in examining a range of issues relating to the intersection of law, ethics and medicine.

MBHL requirements
Standards for admission to MBHL programme
MBHL: How to apply
MBHL regulations

MBHL requirements

The MBHL degree requires:

  • A research dissertation under supervision; and
  • Completion of 105 points from a law and bioethics schedule
  • If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of a satisfactory level of English language proficiency.

English requirements

Standards for admission to MBHL programme

Admission to the programme will be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences), following consultation with the Board of Studies for the degree.

Every applicant shall be a graduate in law or medicine, or hold an honours degree in philosophy, or have qualifications and experience acceptable to the Board of Studies for the degree.

Visit the Bioethics Centre at the University of Otago website

How to apply for the MBHL

Prospective MBHL students, please direct any inquiries to the Bioethics Centre.

Programme Requirements

Master of Laws (LLM)

Thesis
  • Thesis: LAWS 5

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