Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence PhD
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- a sample of written work demonstrating ability in the area of philosophical bioethics or medical law [2,000 - 5,000 words], and a brief outline of your proposed research topic [1-2 pages]
- two academic references,
- official transcripts and certificates from your previous degree programmes,
- a 500-2,000 word provisional research proposal indicating the area you are interested in pursuing,
- and, for candidates for whom English is not their first language, a demonstrated proficiency in English, evidenced by an International Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7 or equivalent, with a minimum writing score of 7, or TOEFL 625 paper-based with a score of 5 in the test for written English, or TOEFL 106 internet-based, or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade C. The certification must have been awarded in the two years prior to entry.
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,900
International students (per annum): £13,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £1,950
International students (per annum): £6,500
- School of Law Graduate Teaching Assistantship
- School of Law Postgraduate Research Scholarship
- University of Manchester President's Doctoral Scholar Awards (PDS Awards)
Degree awarded: PhD
Duration: 36 Months full time, 72 months part time
A good (UK first class or upper second class honours) bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline;
EITHER a master's degree in ethics, law, or a cognate discipline, at Merit level or the overseas equivalent
OR a suitable period (normally at least three years) of validated professional experience in a relevant field;
Applications are considered from January each year for admission the following January's intake. As places are limited on this programme each year, applicants are advised to submit their application as soon as possible to give them the best chance of securing one of these places.
Applicants who clearly fulfil the criteria but who cannot be offered a place will be asked whether they would like to wait for possible cancellations in the ongoing round and/or like to be considered again in a year's time. Selection will be made on the basis of academic merits and promise, and it can involve interviews and/or other types of preliminary on-site performance evaluation.
Course fees: For entry in the academic year beginning September 2013, the tuition fees are as follows:
Self-funded graduates of the Manchester School of Law will receive a loyalty discount of 20% on their annual tuition fees when they register for the programme.
Various funding opportunities are available to students taking the 3 year PhD programme. PLEASE NOTE that there is one annual admission point in January to the PhD degree course in Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence. As well as submitting the relevant Scholarship application, PhD candidates must submit a complete PhD application by the 15 March PRECEDING the relevant January admission point in order to be considered in the appropriate cycle of Scholarship competitions. Please see the School of Law funding pages for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of places/applicants:
Student numbers on this programme are restricted to 8 students per cohort and applications will be considered in the order that they are received.
Related website: www.law.manchester.ac.uk/index.html
Academic department: School of Law
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 306 1279
How to apply: Apply online
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