Taught course

Healthcare Ethics and Law

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Law
Qualifications
MADiplomaMScLLM

Entry requirements

M.A. applicants must hold a 2:1 (or equivalent) in a relevant first degree. Degrees considered relevant for study in this interdisciplinary field cover a wide spectrum. Candidates without a first degree may register initially for the Postgraduate Diploma and will be considered for transfer to the M.A. mid-session subject conditions. Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma will be considered from those who hold professional qualifications in any of the health care and legal/paralegal professions, who can demonstrate progression in their career over at least three years. Candidates may be asked to provide examples of their written work.

Diploma routeMA

Months of entry

September

Course content

Subject areas covered include health care ethics; medical law; moral philosophy; rights; children. It is available as a taught course and by distributed learning. The general aim of these study programmes is to provide the highest quality of training in health care ethics and health care law in a flexible, inter-disciplinary way. There is an emphasis on the application of moral and legal theory to real world scenarios. Students will gain an expert knowledge and understanding of ethical and medico-legal theories, and the skills needed to apply them to real world scenarios in a diverse range of contexts.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require: TOEFL - 623 (263 CBT) with the minimum score of 5.0 for written English. IELTS - 7.0 with a minimum score of 7.0 for written English. Cambridge Certificate - C.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24-27 months

Diploma

full time
12 months
distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months

MSc

full time
12 months

LLM

part time
24-27 months
full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment65
Dissertation35 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Secretary
Email
pg-law@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 1270
Fax
+44 (0) 161 275 4724