The Centre for Ethics in Medicine can provide supervision for a PhD in Ethics in Medicine in areas related to the research themes of the Centre and the research interests of its staff.
PhD students will be expected to attend training offered by the School of Social and Community Medicine, in which the Centre for Ethics in Medicine is located. Depending on qualifications already obtained and the nature of the project to be undertaken, students may receive additional tuition on:
Some of these sessions will involve participation in existing programmes, including the MSc/Dip/Cert in Health Care Ethics and Law. Additional training is provided in research seminars, and meetings of the PhD and reading groups.
The School of Social and Community Medicine has some studentships available, which are normally advertised in January each year. Applicants are also welcome to contact the University Student Finance Office or the Centre to discuss possible sources of funding. Examples of potential funding sources for bioethical research include the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Medical Research Council. Any prospective student, whether UK, EU, or overseas, who can provide evidence of funding, is welcome to apply for postgraduate study.
Potential applicants for the PhD programme need to have at least a good Honours degree in a relevant subject e.g. philosophy/ethics, law, social science, theology, health care. Proficiency in English is essential.
Applicants are encouraged to email email@example.com. Initial inquiries ought to be supported with a brief outline of the area(s) of bioethics in which the applicant is interested. At this stage we would especially welcome:
If you are intending to apply, you will need to submit a formal application.
Applications are in principle welcome at any time, but we encourage applicants who intend to commence their research in autumn to ensure that their application reaches us in the spring/early summer.