Taught course

Health, Bioethics and Law

University of Birmingham · Birmingham Law School

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination.

Months of entry


Course content

The LLM in Health, Bioethics and Law will enable you to critically explore key issues in this field in terms of legal principles and philosophical concepts. The programme takes an interdisciplinary approach which caters to the needs of those from a variety of backgrounds and is ideal for anyone interested in the issues at the intersection of healthcare, ethics and law.

You follow a modular programme (180 credits in total), which comprises six taught modules (20 credits each) and a dissertation supervised by the Law School of 15,000 words (60 credits); which is to be submitted at the end of the year of study.

Core modules:

  • Human Rights and Health Care Law
  • Global Bioethics
  • Philosophical foundations and research skills

You will also take three of the following modules which must include at least one module taught by the Law School.


  • Criminal Law and Medicine
  • European Health Law
  • Mentally Disordered Offenders


  • Global Ethics
  • Philosophy of Health and Happiness
  • Philosophy of Cognitive Science
  • Value of Life

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,840 FT - £3,420 PT
International students
£15,540 FT

Scholarships to cover fees and/or maintenance costs may be available. For more information, please visit the University's Postgraduate Funding Database.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005