Course description The MA in Healthcare Ethics & Law course aims to provide the highest quality of training in healthcare ethics and health care law in a flexible and interdisciplinary way. There is an emphasis on the application of bioethical and legal theory to real world scenarios, thus catering to the practical needs of healthcare and legal professionals and those in related fields. Students gain an expert knowledge and understanding of bioethical and medico-legal theories, and the skills needed to apply them to real world scenarios in a diverse range of contexts.
Coursework and assessment Assessment of all taught course units (to a total of 120 credits) is by assessed coursework in the form of essays of 4,000 words per 15 credit course unit and up to 7,000 words for the two 30 credit Core course units. In addition, MA students must submit a 12,000 to 15,000 word dissertation by independent research (60 credits). The part-time MA students undertake a supervised dissertation in the summer months of year two. Please note that the part-time students can extend their registration for extra 3 months to submit their dissertations in December of their second year, instead of September (you will be advised of the exact date on the second year of the course).
The awards of the MA is classified according to Pass/Merit/Distinction.
PG Dip available upon enquiry
Course unit details Students will be required to complete three Core course units and three Options. The Core course units are: Philosophical Bioethics (30 credits) Medico-Legal Problems (30 credits) Global Health, Law and Bioethics (15 credits) Students will then choose three Options. MA students must also successfully complete a dissertation by independent research of 12,000-15,000 words (60 credits), which is undertaken over the summer months of the programme (June-September).
English language Students whose first language is not English 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: minimum grade of C; - Pearson English: minimum overall score of 66, with 66 in Writing and 59 in all other sub categories.
Fees For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows: MA (full-time) UK/EU students (per annum): £6,500 International students (per annum): £14,500 MA (part-time) UK/EU students (per annum): £3,250 International students (per annum): £7,250
Scholarships for postgraduate Healthcare Ethics and Law students
No. of awards TBC
Master's funding The School of Law offers a range of funding opportunities for students continuing their education with a taught postgraduate master's course. Alumni Loyalty Bursary Scheme £3,000 reduction on tuition fees for University of Manchester graduates Available to students who have received a first class honours degree and apply for master's study within three years of graduating Available for international, EU and home students who will study full-time, part-time or by distance learning For further information see the Alumni Loyalty Bursary page http://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/fees/postgraduate-taught/alumni-bursary-scheme/Scholarships for postgraduate Healthcare Ethics and Law students Full and partial scholarships to cover tuition fees (£6,500 full time home, £3,250 part time home, £14,500 full time international, £7,250 international distance learning), for the academic year 2015-16 Available to applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study a campus based or distance learning LLM or MA for the academic year 2015-16 by 30 June 2015 and a have a first class honours degree or equivalent For further information see below-
Value of Scholarship(s)
Full and partial scholarships to cover tuition fees (£6,500 full time home, £3,250 part time home,
Available to applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study a campus based or distance learning LLM or MA for the academic year 2015-16 by 30 June 2015 and a have a first class honours degree or equivalent
For further information see the Scholarships for postgraduate Healthcare Ethics and Law students page