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Healthcare Ethics and Law

The University of Manchester

M.A. Online
24 months
Duration
9500 GBP/year
4750 GBP/year
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About

The MA Healthcare Ethics and Law course from The University of Manchester aims to bring you the highest quality of training in healthcare ethics and healthcare law in a flexible and interdisciplinary way, thus catering to the practical needs of healthcare and legal professionals and those in related fields.

Overview

You will study a wide variety of ethical and legal subjects, including:

  • autonomy;
  • consent;
  • refusal of treatment;
  • confidentiality';
  • the moral status of the foetus;
  • resource allocation;
  • genetic testing;
  • HIV testing;
  • medical malpractice;
  • clinical negligence;
  • organ and tissue transplantation;
  • fertility treatment;
  • genetic manipulation;
  • research ethics;
  • stem cell research;
  • euthanasia.
As well as studying these topics from a UK perspective, many are also considered from a global perspective.

You will study the three core subjects of Philosophical Bioethics, Medico-Legal Problems and International Issues in Healthcare. You will then select two optional course units and complete a dissertation.

Career opportunities

Successful graduates of the Healthcare Ethics and Law course from The University of Manchester are able to progress within a wide variety of roles in the medical, legal and ethical fields.

Graduates from previous years have, for example, proceeded to specialise in medico-legal practice and academic careers, and the degrees have enhanced the careers of health care professionals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Philosophical Bioethics
  • Medico-Legal Problems
  • International Issues in Health Care Law and Ethics
  • Research Ethics
  • Ethics and Genetics
  • Mental Health Law and Policy
  • Medicine, Law & Society

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MA applicants must hold a minimum Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject (eg medicine, law, philosophy, nursing, religious studies).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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