PhD Program Biomedical Ethics and Law

The University of Zurich offers since fall semester 2009 the PhD Program "Biomedical Ethics and Law" (PhD BmEL). The doctorates can choose between the law and the medical faculty and accordingly they have to choose between the law track of the program focusing on law and the medical track, focusing on biomedical ethics. The law track of the PhD BmEL is designed for high qualified jurists, who want to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge about national and international medical law, health care law and bioethics. It takes usually three years to absolve the law track and it includes the writing of a doctoral dissertation as well as the attending of different lectures for achieving 30 credits.