What will I learn?

Course description

The PGCert in Healthcare Ethics course allows you to gain knowledge and understanding of ethical theories without the need to complete a full master's course.

You will follow some elements of the taught component of the MA and LLM, but will not be required to write a dissertation. If you successfully complete the PGCert, you may be eligible to transfer to the Diploma, MA or LLM if you meet the transfer requirements and pay the additional fee.

Aims

  • Equip you with the highest quality of training in healthcare ethics.
  • Highlight the application of moral theory to real-world scenarios, catering to the practical needs of healthcare and/or legal professionals.
  • Improve your comprehensive knowledge and firm understanding of ethical theories.
  • Provide you with the opportunity to gain the skills needed to apply theory to real world scenarios in a diverse range of contexts.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment of all taught course units is by assessed coursework in the form of essays of 4,000 words per 15 credit course unit and up to 6,000 words for the 30 credit core course unit.

Career opportunities

Successful graduates are able to progress within a wide variety of roles in the medical, legal and ethical fields. Graduates from previous years have, for example, proceeded to specialise in medico-legal practice and academic careers, and the degrees have enhanced the careers of health care professionals.

Which department am I in?

The University of Manchester

Study options

Full Time (9 months)

Tuition fees
£6,833.00 (US$ 9,039) Overall cost
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Online/Distance with attendance (18 months)

Tuition fees
£6,334.00 (US$ 8,379) Overall cost
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Postgraduate Certificate applicants must hold a minimum of a Second Class Lower (2.2) Honours degree. In exceptional circumstances candidates who do not have first degree, but who can demonstrate professional competence, may be admitted. IELTS - overall score of 7, including 7 in writing with no further component score below 6.5; TOEFL IBT 103 with 28 in writing and no further score below 25 in each section. TOEFL code for Manchester is 0757. Pearson - overall 73 with 73 in writing and no further score below 66

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

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