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Medical Ethics and Law MA, PGDip, PGCert

Keele University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Keele University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The programme will introduce you to a variety of rival moral theories - all of which have their strengths and their weaknesses - as well as providing you with a range of analytical tools with which to assess different ethical and legal claims. It will also help you to communicate ethical and legal arguments to others in a clearer way.

Although ethical issues are rarely out of the headlines, much public debate about ethics in the media is (with occasional honourable exceptions) of very poor quality. It often consists of sound-bite rhetorical assertions followed by counter-assertions, without any real examination of the ethical reasons for either position. Our courses will help you to construct, categorise and criticise different ethical arguments and to spot common fallacies. As well as critiquing others' arguments you will have plenty of opportunity to practise putting forward your own arguments in classroom discussion as well as in your written assessments. Ethics at Keele is a participatory activity, not a spectator sport!

Assessment

Each of the four taught modules is assessed through a 5,000-word essay. The essay question is chosen from a list reflecting the main themes of the module, enabling you to focus on the issues that are most interesting or relevant to your work. For each essay, you may submit a plan on which feedback is provided. In addition, you will receive written feedback on each of your essays. This approach aims at helping you to improve your performance as you progress through the programme. For the dissertation module, you will be allocated a supervisor to provide support and advice during the writing process, and attend a one-day Research Methods Workshop in Semester 1. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Keele University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, England

Keele students represent over 120 different nationalities. A welcoming campus, Keele recognises the benefits of such a diverse population of cultures and ideas.
Keele provides individual and group language and academic skills guidance for international students at all levels, through its language centre on campus.
Keele offers a friendly and supportive environment for international students. A range of cultural events are arranged and celebrated throughout the year.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 104 15

    9th out of 35 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    112 50%

    61st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    51st

    38
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    75th

    30
  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    173 72%

    19th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98.0 98%

    24th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%

    5th

    1

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