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  • Study Type

    Distance learning & Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    9 months full time, 18 months distance learning

  • Course Type

    PgCert

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    12 December 2018

Course content

Course overview

  • You are interested in healthcare ethics and law
  • You want a flexible and interdisciplinary course
  • You are looking to apply bioethical issues to a variety real-world scenarios

Open days

Open days for the academic year 2019/20 will take place on Wednesday 7th November 2018, click herefor further information.

The 2018 Law Fair in Manchester will be held Tuesday 13 November 2018, 12.30pm - 4.00pm at Manchester Central, Manchester M2 3GX. Click here for more information

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PGCert (full-time)
  • UK/EU students (per annum): £3,167 
  • International students (per annum): £6,167
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
  • UK/EU students (per annum): £3,167 per annum 
  • International students (per annum): £6,167 per annum

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

Postgraduate Certificate applicants must hold a minimum of a Second Class Lower (2.2) Honours degree. In exceptional circumstances candidates who do not have first degree, but who can demonstrate professional competence, may be admitted.

English language

Applicants who are not from or did not graduate from a majority English speaking country as defined by the UKVI are required to hold one of the following English language qualifications:

  • IELTS: minimum overall score of 7.0, with 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other sub categories;
  • TOEFL (Internet-Based Test): minimum overall score of 100, with 25 in Writing and 22 in all other sub categories;
  • Cambridge Proficiency / Advanced: minimum 185 Overall, with 185 in writing and 180 in all other sub categories;
  • Pearson English: minimum overall score of 66, with 66 in Writing and 59 in all other sub categories. 

The School will also refer applicants who meet the necessary entry requirements to the University'spre-sessional English language courses . The entry requirements for these language courses are:

  • 6 week course (PS6) - IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.5, with 6.5 in Writing and no less than 6.0 in all other sub categories;
  • 10 week course (PS10) - IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in all other sub categories.

Booking deadlines apply.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country.

Application and selection

How to apply

We require the following documents before we can consider your application.

  • One academic references on letter headed paper.

We do not request references on an applicant's behalf and it is your responsibility to ensure your referee knows how to provide your reference to us. The reference must be submitted on official headed paper or from an official organisational email address, it can be scanned and uploaded when you apply or emailed to

  • Transcripts of your studies to date, officially translated into English
  • Degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
  • If you are not from or did not graduate from a majority English speaking country as defined by the UKVI we will also require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We may be willing to consider your application without this document, but if we choose to make you an offer, the conditions will include IELTS (or equivalent qualification).

Advice to applicants

Applicants without a first degree may be accepted onto a PG Certificate course upon demonstrating the following skills and attributes:

Skills:

  • Academic writing
  • Critical analysis
  • Broad understanding of the impact of ethical and legal issues in healthcare

Attributes:

  • Professional competence in the 'caring' professions or legal or paralegal professions
  • Commitment to and interest in the subject area
  • Acceptable references

Coursework and assessment

Assessment of all taught course units is by assessed coursework in the form of essays of 4,000 words per 15 credit course unit and up to 6,000 words for the 30 credit core course unit. 

Course unit details

On this certificate you are required to successfully complete 60 credits of course units.

The optional 15 credits course units on offer each year may vary due to staff availability.

Those studying the campus-based certificate will complete the 30 credit core unit in Philosophical Bioethics in Semester 1 and Research Ethics and Ethics and Genetics modules in semester 2, on the full-time basis

Those studying the distance learning certificate are normally expected to complete the 30 credit core unit in Philosophical Bioethics and the 15 credits module in Ethics and Genetics in Year 1 and Research Ethics in Year 2.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information on funding opportunities for 2019 entry will be published on the website in early 2019

Career opportunities

Successful graduates are able to progress within a wide variety of roles in both 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.


Visit the PGCert Healthcare Ethics page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

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