• Application Deadline
  • 27 months
    Duration
This Medical Law and Ethics course at De Montfort University applies our staff expertise in medical law and ethics to issues that you will encounter in the workplace. You will be taught by staff with healthcare experience as well as backgrounds in law. 

Overview

Within the LLM programme, each student has the opportunity to develop his or her own interests with the freedom to choose from a range of module options.

This unique programme in Medical Law and Ethics course at De Montfort University will enable you to:

  • Analyse, interpret and apply the laws regulating the provision of healthcare and with particular regard to ethical perspectives
  • Gain a competitive advantage in difficult market conditions - increase your skills at this crucial time
  • Achieve a recognised UK university qualification while combining full-time employment with study
  • Learn from key industry practitioners and academics and benefit directly from their insight and invaluable commentary
  • Apply your learning and new skills to your work immediately and help further your career
  • Tailor the programme to your needs by studying your own unique combination of modules from this and other De Montfort LLM programmes
  • Study at a faster pace – follow the ‘accelerated route’ and complete the LLM in 15 months

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Medical Law and Ethics
  • Consent and the Situation of Incapacitated Patients
  • Philosophy of Health Care
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medical Research
  • Patient Safety, Quality and Professional Regulation in Healthcare Law
  • Dental Law, Practice and Ethics
  • Coroners Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 27 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      27 months or 15 month accelerated route

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    • LL.M. - 180 credits
    • Postgraduate Diploma - 120 credits
    • Postgraduate Certificate - 60 credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • The standard entry requirements for the course are either a degree in law or another discipline from a UK university or a relevant professional qualification or an equivalent international qualification which indicates an ability to study at the postgraduate level. 
  • Whilst some background knowledge of law is useful, a degree in law is not essential.

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!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8700 GBP per year and a duration of 27 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8700 GBP per year and a duration of 27 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • LLM - £8,700
  • Accelerated LLM - £9,000
  • Postgraduate Diploma - £6,300
  • Postgraduate Certificate - £3,500

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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