Bioethics

Admission requirements


Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics requires:

  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification in the field of Science, Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, Philosophy/Ethics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law or other relevant field.

Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Bioethics requires:

  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification in the field of Science, Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, Philosophy/Ethics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law or other relevant field; or
  • completion of the requirements of an embedded graduate certificate or equivalent qualification

Admission to the Master of Bioethics requires:

  • a bachelor's degree with a credit average from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification in the field of Science, Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, Philosophy/Ethics, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Law or other relevant field; or
  • completion of the requirements of an embedded graduate certificate or graduate diploma or equivalent qualification.


See Course Rules for further details.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Bioethics requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of units of study including:

  • 6 credit points from core units of study; and
  • 12 credit points from Part 1 of the Table of units of study; and
  • 6 credit points from Part 1 or Part 2 of the Table of units of study.
  • Please contact the Program Director should you wish to study full time in Semester 2

The Graduate Diploma in Bioethics requires the successful completion of 36 credit points of units of study including:

  • 6 credit points from core units of study; and
  • 12 credit points from Part 1 of the Table of units of study; and
  • 18 credit points from Part 1 or Part 2 of the Table of units of study.

The Master of Bioethics, coursework pathway, requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 6 credit points from core units of study; and
  • 24 credit points from Part 1 of the Table of units of study; and
  • 18 credit points from Part 1 or Part 2 of the Table of units of study.

Master of Bioethics candidates with a credit average in 24 credit points of study may request to be admitted to the research pathway. The research pathway requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 6 credit points from core units of study; and
  • 24 credit points from Part 1 of the Table of units of study; and
  • 6 credit point from Part 2 of the Table of unit of study; and
  • 12 credit points from Part 3 of the Table of units of Study.