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What will I learn?

Bioethics is concerned with ethical questions that arise in the contexts of biological and health sciences. Social concern about such issues has grown with the advancement of biomedical and reproductive health technologies, genetic engineering, cloning and stem cell research.

The study of bioethics has traditionally addressed issues such as abortion, euthanasia, the relationships between health care providers and patients, research involving humans and animals and justice in the distribution of health resources. Emerging ethical issues are related to risk and health, nanotechnology and global public health.

Career Pathways

The Master of Bioethics responds to the widely recognised need for ethics education for scientists, researchers and professionals working in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, health law, health and public policy, science communication and related fields.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health

CRICOS

054972A

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$52,500.00 (28,39,373) per year
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $52,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

25 June 2022

More details

Start date

1 August 2022

Venue

The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2006, SYDNEY, Australia

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$52,500.00 (28,39,373) per year
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $52,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

25 June 2022

More details

Start date

1 August 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An Australian bachelor's degree or higher in a related discipline with a credit average (65 percent) or equivalent qualification.

For international students

Admission to the Master of Bioethics requires

a bachelor's degree with a credit average from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification in the field of science, medicine, nursing, allied health sciences, philosophy/ethics, sociology, anthropology, history, law or other relevant field; or

completion of the requirements of an embedded graduate diploma or equivalent qualification.

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.5 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 20 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 22 in Writing

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 68 overall and a minimum result of 61 in each band

Application deadline: Jan/31 for Semester 1 and June/30 for semester 2.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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