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Healthcare Ethics and Law (Distance Learning) MA


Course Description

Course description
The MA in Healthcare Ethics & Law is provided by The School of Law.
Students complete 5 course units and an independent research dissertation.
This programme aims to provide the highest quality training in healthcare ethics and health law.
Students will gain an expert knowledge and understanding of ethical and medico-legal theories, and the skills needed to apply them to real world scenarios in a diverse range of contexts. You will cover a wide variety of ethical and legal subjects including autonomy, consent, refusal of treatment, confidentiality, the moral status of the foetus, resource allocation, genetic testing, HIV testing, medical malpractice, clinical negligence, organ and tissue transplantation, fertility treatment, genetic manipulation, research ethics, stem cell research and euthanasia.
Although no attendance at the University is required for this programme, we do encourage all students to attend Study Days that are held each year, as a way of meeting both staff and fellow students involved in the programme. Students are also encouraged to participate in online discussion groups.
Students are also provided with one-to-one tutorial support from staff at the Centre via email, telephone or on campus throughout the programme.

Coursework and assessment
At the end of each of the course units for our distance learning courses, students are required to submit an essay of 4,000 words (for course units to the value of 15 credits) or 7,000 words (for course units to the value of 30 credits).
MA students are also required to submit a dissertation of between 12,000 and 15,000 words on a subject of their choice.

Course unit details
The MA in Healthcare Ethics & Law is comprised of 5 course units and an independent research dissertation. The delivery of these course units is via interactive learning texts which guide you through the areas of study and point you in the direction of further reading.
Students complete one course unit at a time so that they can focus on the issues in hand. You get around 3.5 months to complete each 30 credit course and 2.5 months for the 15 credit courses allowing plenty of time to complete the work while working full time, for instance. Each course unit is made up of 10-15 sections, which represent the equivalent of (approximately) an hour-and-a-half lecture with reading (usually around 2-3 papers or chapters).

PG Dip available upon enquiry

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.

Visit the Healthcare Ethics and Law (Distance Learning) MA page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

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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,

Eligibility

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

Application Procedure

For further information see the Scholarships for postgraduate Healthcare Ethics and Law students pagehttp://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/fees/postgraduate-taught/ethics-students/

Further Information

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/search/



Entry Requirements

MA applicants must hold a minimum Upper Second Class honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject (e.g. medicine, law, philosophy, nursing, religious studies). In exceptional circumstances candidates who do not have first degree, but who can demonstrate professional competence, may be admitted on the Postgraduate Diploma course.Candidates without a first degree may register for the Postgraduate Diploma and then considered for transfer to the MA. A decision as to whether transfer can take place will be made once marks for taught components are available. Transfer is dependent upon the student reaching Master's level in the taught modules.

Course Fees

MA UK/EU students: £3,250 per annum OS students: £14,500 over two years UK/EU students per annum: £2,166 per annum, OS students £9,666 over two years


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