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PGCert Healthcare Ethics Postgraduate Certificate

PGCert Healthcare Ethics Postgraduate Certificate

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Full time | The University of Manchester | 9 months | 25-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Ethics Medical Ethics Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

The PGCert in Healthcare Ethics course allows you to gain knowledge and understanding of ethical theories without the need to complete a full master's course.

You will follow some elements of the taught component of the MA and LLM, but will not be required to write a dissertation. If you successfully complete the PGCert, you may be eligible to transfer to the Diploma, MA or LLM if you meet the transfer requirements and pay the additional fee.


  • Equip you with the highest quality of training in healthcare ethics.
  • Highlight the application of moral theory to real-world scenarios, catering to the practical needs of healthcare and/or legal professionals.
  • Improve your comprehensive knowledge and firm understanding of ethical theories.
  • Provide you with the opportunity to gain the skills needed to apply theory to real world scenarios in a diverse range of contexts.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment of all taught course units is by assessed coursework in the form of essays of 4,000 words per 15 credit course unit and up to 6,000 words for the 30 credit core course unit.

Career opportunities

Successful graduates are able to progress within a wide variety of roles in the medical, legal and ethical fields. Graduates from previous years have, for example, proceeded to specialise in medico-legal practice and academic careers, and the degrees have enhanced the careers of health care professionals.


The aims of this course unit are: to provide students with a set of conceptual tools; and to demonstrate how these tools may be applied to a range of health care related issues.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate applicants must hold a minimum of a Second Class Lower (2.2) Honours degree. In exceptional circumstances candidates who do not have first degree, but who can demonstrate professional competence, may be admitted.