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LLM in Bioethics and Medical Law


Start Date: October

Application Deadline: Applies to:
June 1 All Students
Admission Decisions released: Rolling Admission


Course Language: English

Entry Requirements: LLB/JD or equivalent law degree,
Non-law graduate degree where law is a substantial element,
Non-law graduate degree where the subject area is a substantial element,
Non-law graduate degree with working experience in the subject area

Full time: yes

Length: 12 Months

Part time: yes

Length: 24 Months

Dual Degree: yes

Length: 12 Months

Tuition fee: Applies to :
GBP 5950Domestic Students
GBP 12880International Students
GBP 5950EU Students

Scholarships available for: All Students

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What the school says:


This scheme will offer an excellent postgraduate programme to all with an interest in issues to do with bioethics and medical law, including intercalating medical students and others with a first degree or relevant professional qualification and work experience. It will introduce them to the fundamental analytic skills of moral philosophy and law, the principal ethical and legal issues arising within medical research and practice, and an appreciation of the major approaches – ethical and legal – to the resolution of the relevant problems. These problems will include: the regulation of artificial reproduction; life and death decision-making particularly in respect of seriously ill neonates and terminally ill patients; the obtaining of informed consent to medical procedures and to clinical research; the appropriate use of genetic testing; and, the fair distribution of health care resources

The programme will be taught by both the Philosophy department, and the Law School, and be constructed to permit students to graduate with either an MA or an LLM. This will be achieved by giving students the option to write either a law based essay or one based on philosophy/ethics for each optional module and similarly for the dissertation. The final award will be determined depending on whether the majority of the marks are for law or philosophy.

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