Postgraduate studentships in Bioethics and Biolaw (MA/MSc/MPhil/PhD)

More than £300,000 funding is available for postgraduate studentships in the Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation (iSEI) and Centre for Social Ethics and Policy (CSEP) at The University of Manchester.

With the mission to observe and analyse the role and responsibilities of science and innovation in the 21st Century, iSEI is a prestigious research institute, chaired by Nobel Laureate John Sulston. Founded in 1986 by Margaret Brazier and John Harris, CSEP is one of Europe’s leading institutions, undertaking pioneering research and teaching courses in bioethics and medical law. Both centres are based in the School of Law.

Following a substantial strategic award from the Wellcome Trust to iSEI, iSEI/CSEP is able to offer generous financial support to outstanding applicants, through a number of our postgraduate programmes:

  • MPhil/PhD (research)
  • MA or Intercalated MSc in Health Care Ethics and Law (taught, campus-based)
  • Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence PhD (structured)

Fully-funded studentships, including a stipend of £18,053 in the first year (rising to £21,321 in the third for PhDs) and covering home/EU tuition fees, are available for up to three Doctoral (PhD) and five Masters (MPhil/MA/MSc) students commencing in the academic year 2009-10. For International applicants, top-up bursaries may also be available to cover overseas tuition fees.

Full details including how to apply are available online at:

Deadline for applications for studentships is 28 April 2009

Other options for study at CSEP include the Health Care Ethics and Law MA or PG Diploma by Distance Learning and the part-time Bioethics and Medical Jurisprudence PhD. For full details visit:

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