Course description The LL.M in Healthcare Ethics & Law course aims to provide the highest quality of training in health care 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 health care 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 (three 30 credit course units for the Distance learning course). In addition, LL.M students must submit a supervised 12,000 to 15,000 word dissertation by independent research (60 credits). The part-time students undertake a 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).
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.
PG Dip available upon enquiry
Fees For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows: LLM (full-time) UK/EU students (per annum): £6,500 International students (per annum): £14,500 LLM (part-time) UK/EU students (per annum): £3,250 International students (per annum): £7,250 LLM (part-time distance learning) UK/EU students: £3,250 per annum International students: £14,500 over two years