Over the past several decades, there has been increasing community concern about ethics in science, especially in the health sciences and the biological sciences. The Master of Bioethics is a response to that concern, and will enable those taking it to deepen their understanding of ethical issues in health care and the biological sciences.
While the course is particularly well-suited to health care professionals and scientists who face complex ethical issues in their working lives, it will also be valuable for those involved in the formulation of public policy and law regarding these issues, as well as for anyone who simply wishes to explore issues of public concern in greater depth.
The course provides an interdisciplinary education that covers ethical theory, questions of life and death, ethical issues in patient care, human research ethics, legal and policy issues in bioethics, and ethical issues in professional life.
International relevance and practical experience
As a student in Monash’s Master of Bioethics program, you will have the opportunity to engage with industry and participate in study tours and field schools both in Australia and overseas.
All students can apply for funding to attend international field schools via Monash Abroad.
How to study
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Off-campus study is available for the Master of Bioethics, for both full time & part time study.
Click here for fees and entry requirements for domestic and international students.
Click here for Scholarships and Funding information for domestic and international students.
See Fees and Entry Requirements (above) for English language requirements for this course.
Visit English language requirements for information on:
- English language proficiency tests – what is required and how to arrange testing
- The Monash University English Language Centre as a pathway for students who need help to meet the minimum English language requirements
See Fees and Entry Requirements (above) for a link through to study length options available for this course.
Depending on your qualification background and study goals, most of our Masters programs are available in three versions:
- 96 points - Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
- 72 points - Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
- 48 points - Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Full-time and part-time study options
Domestic students can reduce the number of units they study each semester by choosing to enrol part-time. If you choose to study part-time, be aware that:
- Night classes may not be available for all units.
- This option is not available to international students.
We consider you an international student if you are not:
- an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
- an Australian permanent resident.
Note: We consider Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents as domestic students.
Our postgraduate courses are designed to meet the needs of students who have recently finished their degrees, individuals entering the industry for the first time or current industry professionals looking at furthering their career opportunities.
What our alumni think
Monash graduates have found employment in government, non-government and private sector organisations both in Australia and internationally.