The LLM in Health, Bioethics and Law will enable you to critically explore key issues in this field in terms of legal principles and philosophical concepts. The programme takes an interdisciplinary approach which caters to the needs of those from a variety of backgrounds and is ideal for anyone interested in the issues at the intersection of healthcare, ethics and law.
There is also an MA in Health, Bioethics and Law available for students who are graduates in humanities, social science, medicine or a cognate discipline.
Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination.
International qualifications which are equivalent to a UK honours degree in Law will be considered.
If your first language is not English you must provide an English language qualification. Recognised qualifications include:
IELTS: 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band
You follow a modular programme (180 credits in total), which comprises six taught modules (20 credits each) and a dissertation supervised by the Law School of 15,000 words (60 credits); which is to be submitted at the end of the year of study.
Human Rights and Health Care Law
Philosophical foundations and research skills
Students take three of the following modules which must include at least one module taught by the Law School.
Criminal Law and Medicine
European Health Law
Law and Reproduction
Mentally Disordered Offenders
Global Ethics I
Global Ethics II
Philosophy and Mental Health
Philosophy of Health and Happiness
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
The Law School maintains strong links with the professional world, through our network of alumni and contacts in the barristers’ and solicitors’ professions. These links allow us to put on a series of law careers events throughout the academic year.
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