LLM Medical Law and Ethics

The University of Law London, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 17,180

Course Accredited By

PC

  • 45 Weeks
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 13% scholarship
A Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific areas of interest.

Specially designed for law and non-law graduates who want to gain a Master’s qualification in law, this course focuses on Medical Law and the ethics that are integral to their development. Ideal if you have a qualification in medicine or ambitions of working in medical liability, this course is designed to offer you the flexibility to focus your studies to suit your aspirations.
The LLM Medical Law and Ethics is an innovative, flexible programme designed for law and non-law graduates who would like to gain essential in-depth knowledge of Medical Law. Whether you want to progress within a firm specialising in medical law or simply want to know more about how medical law works in practice, this programme will provide you with the knowledge to help you achieve your ambitions.

When you study the LLM Medical Law and Ethics with us you will:

  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies
  • Learn about Legal Technology by selecting to study modules in legal technology
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team
  • This course covers areas such as medical negligence, refusal of treatment, requests for treatment and the future of medical liability. The award-linked module for this programme (Medical Law and Ethics) is purposely designed to put medical law into context, enabling you to learn how to apply complex theoretical concepts to real world client situations. With the support and guidance of our experienced professional tutors, you’ll gain valuable insight into the real-world and practical applications of the law to ensure medical practices remain ethical and safe.
  • In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to law students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.
  • To help prepare you for your dissertation you’ll study a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions in your first terms.

Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Student Route visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022
  • January 2022

UK Entry Requirements

  • Students should possess a UK undergraduate degree in any subject at 2:2 or above, or an equivalent qualification.

A compulsory two week induction is required for all students, unless they can evidence the successful completion of either:

  • an LLB or equivalent; or

A minimum of 3 legal modules, worth at least 80 QCFcredits that must include;

  • English Legal System
  • Contract Law
  • Law of Tort
  • English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English
  • An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. Please see 'Alternative English language qualifications' section below for alternatives to IELTS.

Terms 1 & 2 (full-time) or 1-4 (part-time)

  • Two week induction: For non-law students this includes a compulsory introduction to the law of England and Wales which must be completed before commencing your first modules.

You will complete:

  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Research Methods Training (sessions throughout Terms 1 and 2 / 1-4)

You may then choose three from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:

  • Mental Health Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Download the elective module guide
    *All elective modules are subject to availability.
  • Term 3 (full-time) or 5 & 6 (part-time)
  • Dissertation in Medical Law and Ethics
  • Domestic students: £9,200 
  • Non-domestic students: £12,360
  •  Hong Kong students: HKD $120,000

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