Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleMBioeth
CRICOS code038569A
Standard duration of study (years)2 years FT, 4 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Assoc. Prof. Justin Oakley


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Minimum candidature is one year full-time or two years part-time.


This research program focuses on ethical issues raised by medicine and the biomedical sciences. It will be of interest to health care professionals, teachers in the health care field, and those with a general interest in the area. Areas of research strength include ethical issues in patient care, the ethics of clinical trials, ethical problems of resource allocation, medical end-of-life decisions, new reproductive technologies, nursing ethics, surrogacy, disability and discrimination, moral psychology and moral development.

Research component

100 per cent


Students undertake a program of research under supervision and submit a thesis.


Candidates submit a thesis of 30,000 to 40,000 words.


Master of Bioethics