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LLM Health Law

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    LLM One year full-time, two years part-time

Course Description

This course addresses the growing interest in the interface of medicine and law.  With the increasing pressure on resource allocation within the National Health Service and current debates on an individual’s capacity to consent or refuse medical treatment, there is growing need for qualified legal professionals with an understanding of health law.

About the LLM Health Law

This course examines general principles such as consent to treatment and medical ethics, together with more specialist areas of Health Law including the law relating to:

  • regulation of healthcare quality
  • mental health law
  • employer and health law.

You will gain an insight into key areas of law relating to the practice of medicine in the UK, taking into account EU legislation and international health norms.

Entry Requirements

  • A good law degree, 2.2 or above.
  • Applicants whose first degree is not Law will be required to provide evidence of commitment to the LLM subject that they wish to study.
  • Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers.

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Fees

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Programme Funding

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.

Student Destinations

Career development is an integral part of the programme and our careers team run a series of workshops where you can identify methods and strategies to enable you to pursue your career goals.

Due to the School’s excellent reputation within the legal profession, our graduates are highly sought-after and recognised for the depth and relevance of their knowledge. 99% of our postgraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, postgraduate leavers 2016/17).

Module Details

You will study six taught modules followed by a dissertation.

Core module

  • Regulation of Healthcare Quality

Optional modules

  • Mental Capacity and Mental Health Law
  • Beginning and Ending of Life
  • Medical Use of the Human Body
  • Global Innovation and Intellectual Property

Dissertation

You will start your dissertation after completing these modules.

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