Department of Social Science, Medicine & Health, King’s College London: POSTGRADUATE BURSARIES 2013-14

The Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine invites applications from candidates wishing to pursue Masters programmes, starting from September 2013:


The MA in Bioethics & Society is a new postgraduate programme that is jointly taught with the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics at King’s. The programme gives particular emphasis to addressing bioethical questions in ways that integrate conceptual and normative analysis with empirical research. Students will also study the history and sociology of bioethics and have the opportunity to obtain training in empirical research methods.


This interdisciplinary and novel Master’s programme is designed to develop a new generation of thinkers and policy makers that have high level skills in the critical analysis of the social and political determinants of health and its inequalities in a global context as well as abilities to identify and provide normative arguments about the underlying ethical frameworks and conflicts.  The programme includes two core modules including Critical Global Health and Global Health Ethics as well as a dissertation.


One award for one full-time student is available per programme. Each award will provide £2000 toward tuition fees.

The bursaries will be awarded on academic merit. All students applying for full-time study are eligible, including UK, EU and Overseas students.

There is no separate application procedure. All fully completed applications received by midnight on the 31st July will be considered for the bursaries. Applications must have been uploaded to or received by the Postgraduate Admissions Portal by the due time and date. The successful candidate will be notified no later than 14th August. Payments will be made in October and January.

Further bursaries are available for the MSc Medicine, Science & Society, MSc Gerontology, MA/MSc Ageing & Society and the MA Public Policy & Ageing offered by the Department.


MA in Bioethics & Society: Prof Ilina Singh (

MSc in Global Health & Social Justice: Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram (

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