Taught course

Medical Law and Ethics

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in law, politics, medicine, medical humanities or life sciences.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Individual and population health is a matter of growing social concern. Achieving good health and delivering effective healthcare demands innovation. A variety of fields have a role to play, including law.

As a student on this programme you will examine topics that reflect some of the main contemporary legal and ethical challenges faced by those working in medicine, and place them in their social and historical context. These include issues that arise in the context of genetics, assisted reproduction, abortion, standards of medical treatment, transplantation medicine, mental health, advance decisions, assisted suicide, medical research, and the allocation of scarce resources.

We offer you the opportunity to study the fundamentals of medical law and ethics, both international and domestic, at an advanced level, and the opportunity to take more specialised courses on issues of contemporary significance, encouraging and supporting the development of research skills necessary for a career in medical law or ethics.

The legal and ethical experts who deliver this programme come from a wide range of disciplines from across the University, and they benefit from a close association with the J Kenyon Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international student at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding.

Qualification and course duration

LLM

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Edinburgh Law School Postgraduate Office
Email
pg.law.enquiries@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 6325