Master in Bioethics

“The Christian medical tradition has always been inspired by the Parable of the Good Samaritan. It is identifying oneself with the love of the Son of God, who “went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed” (Acts 10:38). How much good it does medical practice to think and feel that the sick person is our neighbour, that he or she is of our same flesh and our same blood, and who in his or her lacerated body reflects the mystery of the flesh of Christ himself!”

Pope Francis, Address to Directors of the Orders of Physicians of Spain and Latin America, June 9, 2016

Master in Bioethics and Formation

Organized by the John Paul II Institute and by the Department of Security and Bioethics – Section of Bioethics and Medical Humanities of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Rome), the Master offers an interdisciplinary academic training on issues concerning human life in the age of technology, in the framework of fundamental anthropological, juridical and theological-moral references. The Master provides tools to place bioethical issues in educational and consultative contexts, training teachers and professors and equipping those who will be called upont to work as ethics consultants (e.g. ethics committees).

  • Duration: 2 part-time academic years (60 ECTS)
  • Admission requirement: specialized university degree or equivalent qualification issued abroad and accompanied by a declaration of value.


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Further Information
Pontificio Istituto “Giovanni Paolo II”
Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano, 4
000120 Città del Vaticano

Tel. (+39) 06 698 95 535
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