Taught course

Medical Law

Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements


Months of entry


Course content

Developments in medical research coupled with advances in technologies mean the boundaries of medicine are constantly changing. This innovative practice-based distance learning course has been designed to meet the distinct needs of healthcare professionals, legal practitioners and other professionals who are required to provide advice on medico-legal issues.

Combining a practical approach with an in-depth study of Medical Law you will develop legal knowledge, legal application and critical analysis skills as well as the professional and reflective skills necessary for practice.

The linked structure of the course gives you maximum flexibility in your studies. The PG Cert is the first stage award; you can either exit at this stage or progress to the PG Dip and LLM.

Please note, optional module choices will be grouped and will run in designated blocks, meaning some module combinations will not be possible. Although every effort is made to ensure that these modules are offered, there may be occasions, for example due to staff sabbaticals, where a module may not be offered or module running order may change.

PG Certificate 9 months,

PG Diploma 9 months,

LLM 9 months

(all by distance learning)

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
27 months


distance learning
18 months


distance learning
9 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions