- To develop students’ capacity to conduct research through critical and systematic enquiry related to bioethical and social science issues and to develop their skills in research design.
- To give students the opportunity to investigate an area of bioethics in depth by planning and executing a small-scale independent social research project in line with an empirical ethics approach.
- To develop students’ skills in the complexities of data collection, representation and analysis.
- To develop students’ critical understanding of the process and the contested issues entailed in doing social and bioethical research and analysis.
- To develop students’ ability to critically analyse and synthesise in an extended piece of writing (10,000 - 12,000 words) involving extensive literature review, and critical evaluation of research methods, reporting and interpreting findings.
- To develop students' research and writing skills so they can fulfil the professional and academic roles expected of students with a Master's education,
- To provide students with an analytic framework to enable them to critically discuss the policy implications of research.
Dr Filippa Lentzos
Workshops, supervisory meetings and self-directed study
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Coursework (proposal and dissertation)