Postgraduate (2 years part-time)

Medical Law and Ethics LLM

Anglia Ruskin University
In Chelmsford (England)

Price on request

Important information

Typology Master
Location Chelmsford (England)
Duration 2 Years
Start September 2018
  • Master
  • Chelmsford (England)
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:
    September 2018

Medical law and ethics is a fascinating field of study as advances in research and new technologies shift the boundaries of medicine. New health issues are continually emerging and patient rights are increasingly taking centre stage. Complex medico-legal dilemmas are arising in healthcare practice and in the relationships between patients and healthcare professionals. You’ll find that many of the issues we cover on this course are highly topical.

Over the course of two years, you’ll explore the moral problems faced by medical and healthcare professionals, learn about issues that may raise legal liability in these areas, and reflect upon the legal, social and ethical context in which healthcare law is situated.

Our optional modules will allow you to tailor the course to your own particular interests. You’ll be able to explore these in greater depth in your Major Project, by undertaking a significant piece of independent research in your chosen topic.

Important information
Is this course for me?

If you’re working in the medical or healthcare fields and want to move into a more senior position, our course will help to enhance your CV. By developing specialist academic expertise in the field of medical law you’ll broaden your knowledge and understanding of the legal and ethical context in which you work.

Our course will also provide a sound basis for continuing your studies at PhD level, particularly if you have a law degree.

Requirements: Normally a degree in a relevant subject with a minimum of lower second class honours. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Where and when

Starts Location
Bishop Hall Lane, CM 1sS, Essex, England
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Starts Sep-2018
Bishop Hall Lane, CM 1sS, Essex, England
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Law
Communication Skills
Medical training

Course programme

Modules & assessmentYear one, core modules
  • Applied Ethics in the Medical and Healthcare Context
  • Medical and Healthcare Law
  • Research Studies
Year two, core modules
  • Major Project
Year two, optional modules
  • Integrated Governance and Compliance Frameworks in Healthcare Communities
  • Legal and Ethical Issues Throughout Life
  • Medical Law and Ethics in the Care of Older People

You’ll show your understanding of the modules through written coursework. Meanwhile, the Major Project will let you draw on your own professional background and/or personal interests to produce an original, extended piece of writing.

Additional information

Course duration:

Part-time teaching times: Trimester 1: Monday-Wednesday 10.00-16.00 in 1 week, Wednesday 10.00-16.00 in 2 weeks; Trimester 2: Monday-Wednesday 10.00-16.00 in 1 week, Wednesday 10.00-16.00 in 2 weeks

Course fees:

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year part time) £3,550

International students, 2016-17 (per year, part-time) £5,600