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LLMHealth, Bioethics and Law

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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The LLM in Health, Bioethics and Law will enable you to critically explore key issues in this field in terms of legal principles and philosophical concepts. The programme takes an interdisciplinary approach which caters to the needs of those from a variety of backgrounds and is ideal for anyone interested in the issues at the intersection of healthcare, ethics and law.

There is also an MA in Health, Bioethics and Law available for students who are graduates in humanities, social science, medicine or a cognate discipline.

Programme structure

You follow a modular programme (180 credits in total), which comprises six taught modules (20 credits each) and a dissertation supervised by the Law School of 15,000 words (60 credits); which is to be submitted at the end of the year of study.

Compulsory modules:
Human Rights and Health Care Law
Philosophical foundations and research skills
Optional modules:
Students take three of the following modules which must include at least one module taught by the Law School.


Criminal Law and Medicine
European Health Law
Law and Reproduction
Mentally Disordered Offenders

Global Ethics I
Global Ethics II
Philosophy and Mental Health
Philosophy of Health and Happiness
Philosophy of Cognitive Science

Career opportunities

The programme provides a range of benefits for potential future employment and the flexibility of module choice enables learning tailored to meet your specific needs. For example the programme:

Provides an excellent basis for a future study towards a PhD in health

Develops further skills to augment progression in your current or next position

Enhances your role within the commercial health care sector (e.g. pharmaceutical, devices and related industries)

Develops your health research skills within the clinical and allied health professions, public sector including local government, NGOs, voluntary sectors and charities

Provides a robust foundation for a transition or entry to population-based health research from a laboratory research background (this is a frequent transition which many of those teaching on the programme have followed, including both Programme Directors) or as a new graduate wishing to launch your career in health research

To develop skills in applying translational research methodologies

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States