Taught course

Medical Law and Ethics

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

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

We will also consider your other qualifications and professional experience as part of your application.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The LLM in Medical Law and Ethics draws on the expertise and tradition of Edinburgh to deliver an internationally focussed, interdisciplinary programme that combines flexible learning with the most-up-to-date teaching on all of the important issues affecting medicine, law and ethics today.

This programme draws on the expertise and tradition of Edinburgh to deliver an internationally focused, interdisciplinary programme that combines flexible learning with the most up-to-date teaching on all of the important issues affecting medicine, law and ethics today.

Medical law is a fascinating field of study as advances in medical research and new technologies shift the boundaries of medicine. New health issues are emerging and patient rights are increasingly taking centre stage. New and complex medico-legal dilemmas arise in clinical practice, in the realities of human health, and in the relationships between patients and healthcare professionals.

The programme enables you to explore the international and interdisciplinary dimensions of medical law and ethics. You will have opportunities to examine healthcare policy and the regulation of medicine in different parts of the world. You will also evaluate responses to technology and debate possible futures for medical law.

Applications are welcomed from healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurses and from all those with an interest in this area.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    full time
    12-36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    12-36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12-36 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Edinburgh Law School Online Learning Office
Email
llm.online@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 2386