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Master of Bioethics

The Master of Bioethics is a one-year advanced master's programme which is coordinated by the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (CBMER) at KU Leuven. The main objective of the Master of Science in Bioethics is to train highly qualified students for research work or professional activities in the domain of bioethics.
 

What is the programme all about?

The main objective of the Master of Science in Bioethics is to train highly qualified students for research work or professional activities in the domain of bioethics, an interdisciplinary field that studies value questions that arise in health care, public health and biomedical research.

The Master of Bioethics is a one-year advanced master's programme which is coordinated by the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law (CBMER) at KU Leuven.

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Admission

Join the 280 alumni from 70 different countries that came to study bioethics in the one-year international master's programme in bioethics in the vibrant city of Leuven.

A degree from KU Leuven is highly valued around the world!

Strengths

  • Focus on bioethics instead of applied ethics: this focus distinguishes it from broader studies in applied ethics, which are also concerned with topics in the fields of social, environmental, sexual or global ethics.
  • Third cycle programme: the programme is specifically directed towards students who have already obtained a master’s (or equivalent) degree.
  • Focus on the development of research skills: the programme strongly focuses on the development of academic skills
  • Attention for continental European perspectives on bioethics: the programme offers a broad range of theoretical and practical perspectives on bioethics, with particular attention for developments in European bioethics.
  • Thematic focus: students acquire expertise in dealing with ethical issues that emerge in various healthcare settings
 

Life at KU leuven

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Why study bioethics? 

Online presentation

Do you want to know more about the programme? In the online info session, Prof. Pascal Borry (the programme director) tells you all about it!

Fund Professor Roger Borghgraef

The goals of the Fund Professor Roger Borghgraef are to raise awareness about Biomedical Ethics at KU Leuven and to support activities that promote that awareness such as the Triennial Prize for Biomedical Ethics Professor Roger Borghgraef and the creation of a scholarship instrument in 2016.

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