New Videos: Discover Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s

Hear from Sophie about our Medicine Health & Public Policy MSc:

& from Lienkie about our Bioethics & Society MSc:

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New Video: Discover Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s

GHSM are pleased to reveal new short videos for our PGT programmes! Watch the first release here:

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2019 Bioethics & Society Alumni Series – Featuring James Aluri, class of 2016

ALURI_jamesWe continue celebrating our amazing alumni to mark the 5 years of the Bioethics & Society programme.

James Aluri, graduate of Bioethics & Society (class of 2016), currently a first year resident in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program, says about the Bioethics & Society:

The Master’s in Bioethics & Society provided an enriching component to my education as a physician. In the course, we discussed foundational questions such as “What is health?”, “What is disease?”, and “What is morality?”. The program gave me a critical lens through which to view the institutions, policies, and practice of medicine. This course has helped me develop a network of bioethicists, familiarize myself with the literature, develop a set of professional interests, shape the way I think about ethics, garner useful expertise in research methods that I have used in future projects, and build many friendships. When I decided to look for programs in bioethics, I was looking for a program that would provide an intellectually fulfilling experience, while also substantively shaping my professional trajectory–the Masters in Bioethics & Society went above and beyond fulfilling those expectations. Looking back on my nine years of post-secondary education, there is no doubt that this was the single most enjoyable and impactful year–an experience I would highly recommend”.

James was the recipient of a prestigious Wellcome Trust Master’s studentships in Humanities and Social Sciences. Upon completion of the Bioethics & Society programme, James worked a Research Associate at the Presidential Commission for the Study on Bioethical Issues for a year before returning to medical school at Johns Hopkins University . You can read more about James’ work at the Presidential Commission here.


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March 25th Careers in Bioethics event with Kate Harvey Senior Research Officer Nuffield Council on Bioethics


Kate Harvey

I am delighted to announce that, Kate Harvey Senior Officer Nuffield Council on Bioethics and King’s alumna, is coming back to King’s College London to talk about “Careers in Bioethics” . The event is targeted to the postgraduate students of the MSc in Bioethics & Society and MA in Medical Ethics and Law, but 3rd year UG students interested in studying Bioethics at postgraduate level are also welcome to attend.

When: Monday March 25th, 1 to 2 pm

Where: Room G.80 ground floor, Franklin Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus (see map here:

This event is organised by the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine.

If you’d like to attend please email  Dr Silvia Camporesi, Director of the MSc in Bioethics & Society:

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2019 Bioethics & Society alumni series: Featuring Louisa Howard, class of 2018


Louisa Howard, Bioethics & Society alumna (class of 2018)

Louisa Howard, Bioethics & Society alumna (class of 2018), currently a 3rd-year medical student at George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and recipient of Academy of Medicine of Washington DC  2018 Award for the Best Medical Ethics Essay for an essay titled: “Trapped by TEXAS ‘Trap Laws’: the conflict between law and conscience”, says about the Bioethics & Society programme:

“As a current medical student, I have tremendously benefited from my bioethics degree, as it has allowed me to approach medicine holistically. The Master’s in Bioethics & Society at King’s College London provided an incredible foundation for me to better understand, evaluate, and propose solutions for ethical dilemmas facing healthcare today. I now feel more confident in addressing the concerns of patients and better equipped to approach difficult situations with an open mind. 53877541_319981128874832_1993368169741287424_nThe program provides flexibility, allowing you to tailor your classes, research projects, and thesis to aspects of medical ethics that most interest you and pertain to your future career goals. Being based in a social sciences department adds a unique layer of depth to the program. Students are exposed to diverse perspectives, taking classes with students from other global health & social justice, medicine health & public policy programs in the department, and learning from professors with broad research experiences.”

Louisa graduated with a  BA in Art History, and Bioethics minor from the University of Virginia before studying Bioethics & Society at King’s in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. In 2016/2017 Louisa Howard was the recipient of one of the prestigious King’s College London President Scholarships.

The Department of Global Health & Social Medicine offers 1 full scholarship (Home/EU Fees) to study in one of our postgraduate programmes, including the Bioethics & Society MSc. Application deadline is March 31st, 2019. Info about the scholarship process here:

Applications for the Bioethics & Society MSc for entry September 2019 are  open:

For info about the Bioethics & Society programme contact Dr Silvia Camporesi:

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