Applicants should hold either a relevant degree (usually of grade 2:2 or above) or have a period of professional experience in a relevant field. Please note: the MA Medical Law and Ethics is not currently available to international students.
Months of entry
The Medical Law and Ethics masters degree provides an opportunity to examine the structure and operation of the legal system in England and Wales, to look critically at the real life impact of law on practice within the medical care system and to do this in the context of an understanding of the ethical problems that arise in health care.
The course provides a basis for critical reflection on the ethical value-judgements that are found in medicine with a particular focus on those issues relating to birth and death. It then looks at the operation of the legal system and in detail at the impact of legislation and the courts on the provision of medical care.
Information for international students
Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
There are distance-learning elements to the course, with block attendance. Five modules are taught over two years. Each module involves attendance at a three or four day teaching conference followed by a one-day seminar. Dissertations are submitted in the third year.
Course contact details
- Swansea University Postgraduate
- +44 (0)1792 295358