Taught course

Medical Law and Ethics (Online Distance Learning)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Law
Qualifications
LLM

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. Your degree does not have to be in the subject of law, but it must be from a recognised higher education institution.

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

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

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.

Information for international students

Students do not have to attend any on campus components as part of this degree. For more information about online learning at Edinburgh Law School, please visit the website

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

LLM

part time
20-36 months
online
12-36 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
12-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Edinburgh Law School Online Learning Office
Email
llm.distance@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 7129