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Biomedical Ethics and Law, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Biomedical Ethics and Law programme is offered by University of Zurich offers advanced training in the area of biomedical ethics through required courses and an original research project leading to a doctoral dissertation. 

Doctors, scholars and other qualified participants will deepen their knowledge in global issues in biomedical ethics and will acquire the methodological tools to pursue their own research in this area. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Individual doctorate

  • If you are interested in an individual doctorate, you must first contact an instructor at the institute in your field of study and present your thesis idea. You can submit an application for doctoral studies as soon as you have found an advisor. 
PhD programs / graduate schools
  • Prospective candidates for these programs are required to pre-register at the institute in their chosen field of study. 
Online application and application documents
  • At the same time you apply to a PhD program (either the individual PhD or a graduate school), you must also fill in the online application form. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    260 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 130 EUR per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    260 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 130 EUR per semester and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition fee is 150 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

  • 1920 - 2580 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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