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MRes Biomedical & Health Care EthicsPart-time (Online)

Year 2

(Award available for year: Master of Research)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the year/programme MRes students should have provided evidence of being able:

- to demonstrate in depth, specialist knowledge of techniques relevant to medical ethics and a comprehensive understanding and mastery of concepts, information and techniques relevant to research at the forefront of the discipline.
- to exhibit mastery and innovation in the exercise of generic and subject-specific intellectual abilities;
- to demonstrate a capacity for sustained independent inquiry on a topic area of their choosing developed through the dissertation.
- to take a proactive and self-reflective role in working and to develop professional relationships with others; proactively to formulate ideas and hypotheses and to develop, implement and execute plans by which to evaluate these;
- to evaluate critically and creatively current issues, research and advanced scholarship in the discipline.

Transferable (key) skills

MRes students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities through the research training, projects and modules as specified for the programme:

- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree, for a future career as a researcher and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
- the skills involved in evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
- self-direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
- to engage critically in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:

providing evidence of an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;

- drawing on and selecting appropriately from a range of research techniques and methodologies in their enquiries into the discipline;
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area in medical ethics;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data or information.


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