You will need a good degree in Law (minimum 2.2) or, an honours degree in another discipline plus either the CPE (Common Professional Examination) or GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) conversion qualification. Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers.
Months of entry
This course addresses the growing interest in the interface of medicine, law and ethics. 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.
The 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:
- organ transplants
- reproduction and the law
- mental health law
- medicines and pharmacy law
- employment and health.
You will gain an insight into the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on healthcare and the law, as well as exploring the link between ill health and poverty and the implications of this.
Why choose LLM Health Law and Ethics?
- Gain an in-depth understanding of Health Law and Ethics in a European context.
- Learn from expert teaching staff including Dr Austen Garwood-Gowers, the author of leading works in organ transplantation and medical use of the human body more generally.
- Option to complement your study of Health Law and Ethics with up two modules from other LLM subject areas.
- Full-time and part-time study routes.
- Attend an International Summer School and explore Law in a European context.
- Scholarships available.
- Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) awards. Email us for details.
- 98% of our postgraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, postgraduate leavers 2015-16).
Information for international students
English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.5 is required by applicants whose first language is not English.
Fees and funding
Nottingham Law School offers a number of competitive scholarships. For full details please visit our website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Nottingham Law School Enquiries
- +44 (0) 115 848 4460