Taught course

Health, Law and Society

Institution
University of Bristol · Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent professional experience) in disciplines associated with the focus of the programme. A degree in law would not be a pre-requisite.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This distinctive LLM programme examines how we should approach the greatest challenges and opportunities for law and policy as mechanisms to address health and wellbeing. It looks at questions including reproductive justice, social and mental health and wellbeing, health inequalities, and the diverse roles of social and political institutions in shaping health, law and society.

It therefore goes beyond traditional courses on healthcare law to look at the relationships between law, governance and health across society and governmental sectors. Students will enjoy the opportunity to study wide-ranging questions concerning the impacts of law, regulation, policy and practice on health and wellbeing.

The attraction and utility of this LLM lies in both its subject coverage and the range of transferable skills it promotes. It would be of benefit in many different practical settings and careers. It is suitable for students working or planning a career in policy, healthcare management, health regulation (including at local authority level), healthcare and social care providers, legal practice, public health, advocacy, NGOs, special interest groups or legal/policy research.

You will be taught by leading academics who combine internationally recognised research profiles with wide experience with organisations responsible for policy development, professional regulation and social advocacy. The programme includes core teaching in health law and governance, along with specialist units.

The University of Bristol Law School has a large and vibrant international student community and LLM students benefit from small class sizes taught by world-leading experts.

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website: Country specific information

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £8,200 Part time: £4,100
International students
Full time: £16,300

Qualification and course duration

LLM

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Stephanie Dimberline
Email
law-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 954 5225 or 954 5357