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Whitworth Hall, The University of Manchester
PhD Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence
Benefit from a unique combination of taught elements and supervision by world-class scholars.

PhD Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Duration
3 years (full-time); 6 years (part-time)
Entry requirements

A good (UK first class or upper second class honours) bachelor's degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline;

AND

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;

  1. 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] View our research proposal guidelines
  2. A copy of your CV
  3. two academic references,
  4. official transcripts and certificates from your previous degree programmes,
  5. a 500-2,000 word provisional research proposal indicating the area you are interested in pursuing,
  6. and, for candidates for whom English is not their first language, a demonstrated proficiency in English, evidenced by an IELTS score of 7 or equivalent, with a minimum writing score of 7, or equivalent. The certification must have been awarded in the two years prior to entry.

Applications are considered from September each year for admission the following September'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.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PhD Y Y N N
MPhil Y Y N N

Programme overview

  •   Be at the forefront of legal and public policy formation and development.
  • Work closely with the Centre for Social Ethics and Policy, a leading bioethics and medical jurisprudence centre, which has a lively and productive research environment.
  • Pursue a unique structured research programme containing taught elements designed to provide a solid skills basis for independent research in this area.

Open days

The University holds regular open days, where you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about our facilities and courses.

For more information, see Open days .

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,327
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,163
    International students (per annum): £9,250

Scholarships/sponsorships

Self-funded graduates of the Manchester Law School, who have applied within 3 years of graduation, 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 applying for the three year PhD degree course. In addition to submitting the relevant scholarship application(s), applicants must submit the PhD application (deadlines apply). Please visit the School of Law website for terms and conditions, or email  law.scholarship@manchester.ac.uk

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Law
Contact name
Mrs Laura Littlewood
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 1279
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 4724
Email
Website
http://www.law.manchester.ac.uk
School/Faculty
See: About Us .

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