Taught course

Health & Social Welfare Law

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Management and Law

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to hold an Honours (2.2) degree from a UK Institution. Applicants with an Ordinary degree with Distinction may also be admitted. It is not necessary, though desirable, to have a law degree or a degree with a substantial law component. Where the applicant has not studied law before, or has studied for a first degree with only a small law component, such an applicant being known hereafter as a "non-law entrant", the applicant will normally be required to undertake the "Legal Skills and Research" module as a compulsory part of their programme.

Months of entry


Course content

You will learn through a combination of lectures, tutorials, LLM specialist seminars and independent study.

Subjects studied include:

Trimester 1

  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Child Welfare and the Law
  • One *Masters level modules offered within The Business School

Trimester 2

  • Disability, Mental Health Rights and the Law
  • Law and the Elderly
  • One *Masters level modules offered within The Business School

Trimester 3

  • Dissertation

*Non-law entrants must study Legal Skills and Research Methods in trimester 1, in place of a Business School Masters level module.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550/213 Please see our website for up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for up-to-date fee & funding information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Information Office
+44 (0) 8452 60 60 40