Taught course

Law, Medicine and Healthcare

University of Liverpool · Liverpool Law School

Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University website for full details.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop advanced specialist knowledge of law, medicine and healthcare in one of the original law departments in the UK. You'll learn medico-legal ethics, concepts such as autonomy and capacity, and best interests and theories around the regulation of medicine and the healthcare profession.

Our LLM in Law, Medicine and Healthcare will provide you with in-depth knowledge and understanding of how the law applies to medical practice. You will be joining a diverse cohort that includes students with a range of backgrounds, including medicine and law, and taught by leading experts in the field of medical law from our Health Law and Regulation Unit.

You will develop a range of transferable skills around the application of legal knowledge, critique of law and policy and legal argumentation. All students are given our specialised Legal Research Training which will enhance your legal writing, research and presentation skills.

Our flexible curriculum allows you to select modules and complete a dissertation on a topic of interest to you, supervised by a specialist in the field of Law, Medicine and Healthcare.

We offer an exciting range of extra-curricular and careers opportunities to produce well-rounded, employable graduates. This includes internships, pro bono projects, and talks and workshops from exciting speakers such as practising lawyers and judges who have played significant roles in uncovering miscarriages of justice or in reforming the law.


  • Advanced legal research skills that are necessary to enable you to reach a superior understanding of medicine and healthcare law
  • How to analyse, evaluate and interpret primary and secondary legal sources
  • How to understand and apply English, European and International legal terminology, both orally and in writing
  • Critical, analytical and research skills
  • Oral discussion skills by participating in debates and problem-solving exercises
  • How to apply legal knowledge to practical situations

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • LLM
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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