Taught course

Healthcare Law and Ethics (distance learning)

University of Dundee · School of Social Sciences

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for postgraduate study is an Honours degree of upper 2nd-class or equivalent in a health care related discipline. We are also happy to consider those with extensive practical experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Healthcare Law and Ethics is concerned with how the law regulates certain aspects of healthcare practice, why it does so, and whether it does so effectively, and in accordance with ethical principles.

The programme has been devised to accommodate busy healthcare professionals. Unlike other programmes, this one is not open to law graduates, but has been designed specifically for those whose first degree is in a healthcare subject such as medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, etc.

The programme aims to give you an understanding and appreciation of law and ethics as they apply to professional practice. It will help you understand legal and ethical concepts, terminology and sources of law.

It is offered on a part-time, modular basis with the emphasis being on distance learning. This flexibility allows you to study at a time and place of your own choosing and at a pace that is comfortable for you.

Information for international students

The programme is focused on UK healthcare professionals. However, the university invites applications from international students.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Vikki Watson
+44 (0)1382 384459