St George’s, University London

Ethics, professionalism and law strongly impact the practice of medicine, while and ethical, regulatory and legal matters permeate modern scientific practice. Medical Ethics, Law and Humanities Postgraduate programme introduces students to key perspectives in medical ethics, law and humanities to problems arising in current healthcare practice and biomedical research. Students will learn and apply humanities, ethics and legal analysis to address ethical, legal and social challenges in medical and scientific practice.Healthcare provision and fruits of research in biomedical sciences are strong contributors to our wellbeing, and an important part of modern societies. Scientific and technological developments, resource distribution pressures and challenges such pandemics and demographic changes require those systems to adapt. Assuring such adaptation will require a coordinated effort from health sector, policymakers, scientists, communities and variety of professions in order to promote common good. Could you be part of helping science and medicine to adapt and to work for the common good?If you are looking to make a real difference in adding to a reflective, ethical and informed healthcare and scientific practice, our stimulating MA in Medical Ethics, Law and Humanities will help you to better understand ethical, legal and social challenges in science and medicine and related policy practices. Reflecting contemporary concerns and areas of research and teaching excellence at St George’s, we offer a course that takes us from insights of history of medicine and scientific innovation, through contemporary problems in medicine, science and global health, to considering future of medicine, biomedical sciences and their regulation.Highly applied in nature, drawing on experiences of our own faculty and the many practitioners we have links with, this course will be of particular interest to those who already work or wish to pursue a career in healthcare, science, health or science policy, administration, or management, as well as ethics, philosophy, history, law, politics, and science popularisation and writing.CareersGraduating with a master’s degree in Medical Ethics, Law and Humanities from St George’s opens up a variety of opportunities – in academic, healthcare and science-related and ethics, law and humanities. The breadth of practical experience and insight, coupled with the prepare you to make impactful change in the way healthcare, science is practices, regulated and understood by the public.Careers in medical ethics, law and humanities are often divided into complementing your professional practice (in healthcare, science, law, policy, management, etc), academic opportunities and health and science related humanities.

Entry Requirements

Students must have the equivalent of a bachelor degree to intercalate a Master’s. This will usually require you to have a BSc degree or have completed the first three years of your medical programme.

Closing date

Applications typically open in November and close in July. Early applications are recommended.