Taught course

Medical Law

Institution
King's College London · Dickson Poon School of Law
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

The basic entry requirements are a recognised first degree of at least upper second class honours (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a relevant discipline, eg law, medicine, philosophy, theology, social science, one of the life sciences, dentistry or nursing studies. Evidence of achievement of an academic level comparable to at least upper second class honours standard through past studies and where previous study, work or experience has made the applicant a suitable candidate, will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Study in depth the legal questions raised in the context of medicine including genetics; assisted reproduction; abortion; assisted suicide and euthanasia; advance decisions; autism; psychiatric ethics and mental health law; medical research; organ donations and the allocation of scarce resources.

  • In-depth philosophical analysis and the most up-to-date legal scholarship applied to a very wide range of medical issues.
  • The programmme discusses controversial issues such as euthanasia and abortion with a balanced approach.
  • Supported by theUK's first Centre of Medical Law and Ethics and its distinguished team of academic staff members, teaching is conducted in small seminar groups to encourage active student participation.

Please visit our online prospectus for more information on programme details.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English, please visit our website for further information. http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/admissions/requirements/language.aspx

Fees and funding

AHRC studentships; mainly self-funded.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
prospective@kcl.ac.uk