The Inter-Disciplinary Ethcis Applied (IDEA) Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) at the University of Leeds is able to offer bursaries for the MA in Biomedical & Health Care Ethics programmes, both campus and online. Current and former medical staff who apply to the Masters and Postgraduate Diploma degrees in Biomedical and Health Care Ethics (either online or campus-based) are eligible to apply. Preference may be given to clinical staff. For part-time students (who take the course over two years) the scholarship is subject to review at the end of the first year.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence, which will be assessed by considering the candidate’s application to the University and supporting documents, and the interview conducted as part of the admissions process. Any student who applies for the MA before the deadline is entitled to apply for a scholarship.
The MA Biomedical and Health Care Ethics is aimed primarily at health care professionals, although it also attracts graduates from philosophy and associated disciplines. The programme offers a rigorous grounding in health care ethics and biomedical ethics, provided by tutors from the Centre with expertise in teaching ethics in medical disciplines.
Students learn about the ethical issues that arise across all areas of medicine and health care practice, and can specialise in areas of particular interest. The course is taught either campus based or entirely online. The online programme is particularly appropriate for those in full-time employment or resident overseas, who wish to gain a qualification from a leading university without interrupting their career.