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Master of Bioethics for 2014

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Why study Master of Bioethics?

Bioethics is a particular area of research strength for Monash Arts. Research into bioethics illuminates the fundamental questions of human existence and behaviour, including ethical issues regarding the relation between minds and bodies. Particular areas of research strength include ethical issues in patient care, the ethics of clinical trials, medical end-of-life decisions, new reproductive technologies, nursing ethics, surrogacy, disability and discrimination, and moral psychology and development.

Our Centre for Human Bioethics, established in 1980 as Australia's first research centre devoted to bioethics, has developed into one of the world's leading Centres of its kind. The Centre has become known for its practical and non-sectarian approach to ethical issues, and has produced ground-breaking work in a number of different areas including reproductive ethics, end-of-life decision making, and the development of utilitarian and virtue-based approaches to ethics.

As such, this course is typically of particular interest to health care professionals, teachers in the health care field, and those with a general interest in the area.

While undertaking your research, you will be supervised by an academic whose research expertise aligns with yours. For example, if medical conflicts of interest appeals to you, you may find yourself working with Associate Professor Justin Oakley, the Deputy Director of our Centre for Human Bioethics.

See our research supervisors and their areas of expertise to find a suitable supervisor.

When completed, your research should make a significant contribution to the current body of knowledge on your chosen topic.

Domestic

Entry requirements

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Duration

2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.

Research Training Scheme (RTS)
RTS places are available to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time, part-time

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Course code: 2704

CRICOS code: 038569A

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Contact

Arts HDR Admissions
Email: Arts.Research.Degree@monash.edu

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

2 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 27,400 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Course code: 2704

CRICOS code: 038569A

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

For enquiries contact the Monash University Institute for Graduate Research
Telephone: +61 3 9905 1538
Email: research.degrees@monash.edu

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

The minimum qualifications for admission to 100% research master's candidature are:

  • a four year Australian or New Zealand bachelor's degree with an overall result of a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above) in an honours year (normally with a research component in the fourth year); or
  • an Australian or New Zealand master's preliminary qualification with a significant research component and with an overall result of a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above); or
  • an Australian or New Zealand coursework master's degree with a significant research component graded at a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above), and an overall result of upper H2B or above; or
  • an Australian or New Zealand research master's degree with an overall result of a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above); or
  • qualifications or experience that the Graduate Research Committee considers to be equivalent to, or a satisfactory substitute for, the above.

Applicants should also make contact with the HDR Recruitment Manager to discuss any specific program expectations.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Semester two (July)

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

The minimum qualifications for admission to 100% research master's candidature are:

  • a four year Australian or New Zealand bachelor's degree with an overall result of a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above) in an honours year (normally with a research component in the fourth year); or
  • an Australian or New Zealand master's preliminary qualification with a significant research component and with an overall result of a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above); or
  • an Australian or New Zealand coursework master's degree with a significant research component graded at a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above), and an overall result of upper H2B or above; or
  • an Australian or New Zealand research master's degree with an overall result of a minimum upper H2B (mark of 65 or above); or
  • qualifications or experience that the Graduate Research Committee considers to be equivalent to, or a satisfactory substitute for, the above.

Applicants should also make contact with the HDR Recruitment Manager to discuss any specific program expectations.

Please note English proficiency requirements must be met.

English requirements for international students

IELTS overall test score of 7.0, with a minimum score of 7.0 for the writing module, and at least 6.0 for other individual bands (academic module), or TOEFL minimum test score of 600, with a TWE 5.0 (paper-based score), or TOEFL minimum test score of 250, with an ER 5.0 (computer-based score).

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Semester two (July)

Applications for this course can be accepted at anytime.

Applications for this course are submitted via the research degree and scholarship online application form.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.