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Master's Degree in Bioethics and Law (UB-specific)

Universitat de Barcelona
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
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Master's Degree in Bioethics and Law (UB-specific)

Program description

Master's Degree in Bioethics and Law (UB-specific)

The Master in Bioethics and Law has been running successfully since 1995 with the most high professional standards. It is organized by the Bioethics and Law Observatory and the University of Barcelona’s UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, and is part of the Integrated Base Program for the Study of Bioethics created under the framework of UNESCO’s Educational Program. Its faculty includes both renowned professionals and academics.

The Master’s goal is to provide up-to-date training in Bioethics through the use of blended-learning combining the potential of classroom teaching with the power of the New Technologies of Information and Communication. Sessions are held at the University of Barcelona during a period of two weeks a year in order to facilitate the assistance of international students.

Admission requirements

This program is suitable for:

  • Professionals of health related disciplines.
  • Public officials from institutions from the health sector.
  • Jurists whose specific field of work requires for a better understanding of Bioethics.
  • Philosophers, humanists, psychologists, technologists, anthropologists and sociologists.
  • University and secondary education professors who need to further their knowledge of Bioethics.
  • Professionals from the communication field.
  • Graduated students with interest in Bioethics.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

1st year: Ethical, legal and social aspects

  • Ethical basis for bioethics
  • Legal basis for bioethics
  • Economy of health and public health
  • Bioethics in healthcare

2nd year: Health issues and biotechnology

  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Euthanasia, transplants and disability
  • Research, genetics and psychiatry
  • Environment, big data and biotechnology
  • Final dissertation (Master's Thesis)

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

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Access degree

The Master's Degree in Bioethics and Law (MBD) of the University of Barcelona will be awarded to all those enrolled ―holding a university degree― who pass the program.

Learning objectives

  • To provide a comprehensive, flexible and integrated vision of bioethics and its implications in the context of Human Rights.
  • To provide interdisciplinary training on how to analyze ethical problems arising from research when applied to biotechnology.
  • To encourage teamwork among professionals from different disciplines and origin in order to create stable networks for bioethical discussion.

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Universitat de Barcelona 

The University of Barcelona, founded in 1450, is a comprehensive higher education institution that presents deep academic tradition coupled with frontier scientific knowledge. It is located in the city of Barcelona, one of the main cosmopolitan hubs in the Mediterranean...

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Why study at Universitat de Barcelona

Why choose the University of Barcelona?

  • It is the top-rated Spanish university in the most prestigious international university rankings.
  • It is among the 25 best universities of the world with more than 400 years of history.
  • It is situated in Barcelona, one of the best university cities in the World.
  • It offers a wide range of course offerings: bachelor’s degree courses, master’s degree courses, doctoral programs and other specific courses and programs.

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Universitat de Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 585
08007 Barcelona Catalunya

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