The LLM in Medical Law and Ethics draws on the expertise and tradition of Edinburgh to deliver an internationally focussed, interdisciplinary programme that combines flexible learning with the most-up-to-date teaching on all of the important issues affecting medicine, law and ethics today.
This programme draws on the expertise and tradition of Edinburgh to deliver an internationally focused, interdisciplinary programme that combines flexible learning with the most up-to-date teaching on all of the important issues affecting medicine, law and ethics today.
Medical law is a fascinating field of study as advances in medical research and new technologies shift the boundaries of medicine. New health issues are emerging and patient rights are increasingly taking centre stage. New and complex medico-legal dilemmas arise in clinical practice, in the realities of human health, and in the relationships between patients and healthcare professionals.
The programme enables you to explore the international and interdisciplinary dimensions of medical law and ethics. You will have opportunities to examine healthcare policy and the regulation of medicine in different parts of the world. You will also evaluate responses to technology and debate possible futures for medical law.
Applications are welcomed from healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurses and from all those with an interest in this area.
The programme structure for 2017/18 is currently being finalised. You will take a total of 120 credits in taught courses, 60 in each semester, which may include the following:
Fundamental Issues in Medical Jurisprudence Risk and Regulation: Health and the Environment Contemporary Issues in Medical Jurisprudence Biotechnology, Bioethics and Society Medical Negligence
A minimum of 20 credits (to a maximum of 40 credits) should be taken as an online course.
Health, Research and Commercialisation International Public Health Law and Ethics Compassionate Care and the Law European Healthcare Law
You will also complete a10,000 word dissertation worth 60 credits.
Having studied the programme, you will emerge with an understanding of medico-legal issues not just in the legal context, but with a sound grounding in ethics, social and theoretical contexts.
This programme is suitable to prepare students for advanced research.
This is an ideal platform to develop a range of careers in Law and related legal fields, including work in local and international firms, government legal departments, other public institutions, international organisations and in academia, or for medical professionals looking to obtain a qualification in medical law and ethics.
The programmes are also an ideal platform for advanced research.
Thanks to kind sponsorship as part of the Edinburgh Law School Tercentenary campaign, Edinburgh Law School is pleased to be able to offer 7 Tercentenary Awards for Excellence of £5,000 towards tuition fees in any LLM or MSc programme offered by the School, starting in September 2017 (including distance learning programmes).You must have applied for study at Edinburgh Law School before applying for this award.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£5,000 towards tuition fees
Any applicant accepted for a place on any of the LLM or MSc programmes offered by the School (including Online Distance Learning programmes) for 2017/18 entry.