Taught course

Healthcare Law Postgraduate Certificate

The University of Manchester · School of Law

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate applicants must hold a minimum Lower Second Class (2.2) Honours degree. In exceptional circumstances candidates who do not have first degree, but who can demonstrate professional competence, may be admitted. Students whose first language is not English are required to hold IELTS 7.0 with a minimum writing score of 7, or an equivalent score in the IBT- TOEFL, PEARSON, or Cambridge CAE. It is also recommended that applicants with 6.5 in IELTS attend pre-sessional English language courses at the University. Depending on your score in the writing component, we will offer you a place on a 20 weeks, 10 weeks or 5 weeks course. Booking deadlines apply.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Law programme aims to provide the highest quality of training in health care law in a flexible and interdisciplinary way. There is an emphasis on the application of legal theory to real world scenarios, thus catering to the practical needs of health care and legal professionals and those in related fields. Students gain an expert knowledge and understanding of medico-legal theories, and the skills needed to apply them to real world scenarios in a diverse range of contexts.

Information for international students

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country.

Qualification and course duration


full time
9 months
distance learning
15 months

Course contact details

School of Law
+44 (0)161 306 1270