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The Master of Bioethics and Health Law (MBHL) degree may be undertaken as a one-year, full-time programme or it can be studied part-time.

MBHL requirements

The Master of Bioethics and Health Law (MBHL) degree is an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme which involves writing a research dissertation under supervision worth 60 points, and completing law and bioethics papers worth an additional 120 points from a schedule of papers.

Schedule of papers for the Master of Bioethics and Health Law

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. The degree may be awarded with distinction or credit.

Master of Bioethics and Health Law (MBHL) qualification page

Standards for admission to the programme

Admission to the programme will be subject to the approval of the Director of the Bioethics Centre following consultation with the Bioethics Board of Studies.

Every applicant shall possess a postgraduate diploma, or be a graduate with honours or of a four-year undergraduate programme in a relevant discipline. A candidate shall usually have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Bioethics and Health Law (PGDipBHL) or an equivalent qualification, and shall have achieved an average across all papers of at least B+.

All applicants must present evidence of ability for advanced level academic study.

How to apply for the MBHL

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

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Regulations on this page are taken from the 2023 Calendar and supplementary material.

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