|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
At least a Bachelor degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. The degree must be in a relevant subject. Applicants should have a good Honours degree in law, or a degree in another discipline augmented with a pass in the Common Professional Examination
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Upload documents in original language and translations. Take originals along when you go to study.
IELTS : Score 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band. Or Cambridge English(CAE): Advanced Minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.
Please note: TOEFL IBT test will not be accepted for September 2015 entry.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
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.
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.
Human Rights and Health Care Law
Philosophical foundations and research skills
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
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