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Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics

Degree type
MSc
Language of education
English
Duration
12 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Nijmegen

Program description

Health care professionals and others professionally interested in medical ethics find themselves increasingly confronted with moral questions and dilemmas.

Health care professionals and others professionally interested in medical ethics find themselves increasingly confronted with moral questions and dilemmas. Such complex issues challenge the people who have to deal with them every day. They require careful study and well-considered judgement, as well as rigorous questioning and thorough debate. With several European universities and institutes the master of bioethics offers a common, post-academic, complementary education in health care ethics with an effective and condensed learning trajectory.

The Master of Bioethics has been selected as an Erasmus Mundus master course. The Erasmus Mundus programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education which promotes the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world. It supports European top-quality Masters Courses and enhances the visibility and attractiveness of European higher education in third countries. It also provides EU-funded scholarships for third country nationals participating in these Masters Courses.

Bioethics Curriculum

Publishing in bioethics; Ethics of Reproductive Technologies; Nursing Ethics; Human Genetics and Medical Technology; Suffering, Death and Palliative care; Clinical Bioethics; Research Ethics;

Objectives
Health care professionals get a general education in bioethics, enabling them to deal with ethical situations, to take part in ethics committees or to formulate ethics policies or research protocols.

Instruction modes
Lectures, case discussions, class discussions, assignments, small discussion groups, video, role-play.
Case study, literature study, oral presentation, research, excursion, research proposal, lecture, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, self study, seminar

Sustainable strengthening
Participants will be able to set up a strong medical ethics infrastructure for their institutions. Most participants work in health care institutions. After following the programme they will be in charge of setting up research ethics committees (institutional review boards), clinical ethics committees, or other structures for ethical deliberation. Some graduates have developed continuous education programmes.

About Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the best performing Dutch universities in the international university rankings. It currently holds 127th place in the Times Higher Education ranking and is ranked 136th in the QS ranking.

Radboud University Nijmegen has seven faculties and enrols over 17,500 students. Its personal style of teaching ensures that there is plenty of opportunity to work closely with instructors and fellow students in small seminars.

One of the main strengths of education and research at Radboud University Nijmegen is the way it forges cooperative links across disciplinary boundaries and the continuous exchange of ideas with others working in related areas.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

Master's degree in either: medical sciences, philosophy, nursing studies, theology, law, health care management.

Professional experience

preferable

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 580, TOEFL computer based: 237, TOEFL internet based: 92

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