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  • Study Type

    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date


  • Course Duration

    12 months, full-time; 24 months, part-time

  • Course Type

    LLM, MA

  • Course Fees

    £7,250 per year (UK/EU), £15,500 per year (Overseas)

  • Last Updated

    24 October 2016

Course content

This programme is taught via block teaching and structured learning by the Law School and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and is for those with an interest in medical ethics, and healthcare law, including medical students.

The programme introduces you to the fundamental analytical skills of moral philosophy and law and the principal ethical and legal issues arising within medical research and practice and how they are resolved. Issues include regulation of artificial reproduction; life and death decision making; obtaining of informed consent; appropriate use of genetic testing; and fair distribution of health care resources.

A student is awarded either an LLM or an MA degree dependent on the weighting of law and politics courses studied. A major factor will be the department responsible for the supervision of the final dissertation.

Core modules:
• Foundations of Bioethics
• Foundations in Medical Law
• Life and Death
• Paternalism, Autonomy and Consent
• Dissertation

Optional modules:
• Independent Research Module (Law)
• Self-directed Study (PPR)

Visit the Bioethics and Medical Law page on the Lancaster University website for more details!





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