Medical Law and Ethics (Online Distance Learning) (LLM)

the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
12 - 36 Month

Domestic course fees
GBP 15100

How you will study
full-time, part-time, distance, online

Course starts
January, September

International course fees
GBP 15100

All study options

About Medical Law and Ethics (Online Distance Learning) at University of Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Law School launched its Masters degree in Medical Law and Ethics via distance learning in 2008.

The programme draws on the expertise and tradition of Edinburgh Law School 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.

The programme aims to promote advanced knowledge and understanding of medical law and ethics within International, European and Domestic settings.

The programme content spans foundational issues in medical law, such as:

  • Consent
  • Negligence and confidentiality
  • Issues at the beginning and end of life
  • Public health
  • Biosecurity
  • Regulation of medical research
  • Legal and social approaches to biotechnology

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.

Applications are welcomed from healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurses and from all those with an interest in this area.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardLLMHow you will studyFull-time, Part-time, Distance, OnlineHow long you will study12 - 36 month
    Course startsJanuary, SeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 15100International course feesGBP 15100

Entry requirements

If your first degree is from a country other than the UK you must have at least one degree or other recognised qualification which has been completed over a minimum of three years to an "excellent" or "very good" standard. English language standard: 7.00 IELTS or equivalent. Please contact us if you have any questions about whether your degree meets our entry requirements.

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