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LLM Medical Law and Ethics (distance learning)

LLM Medical Law and Ethics (distance learning)

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Distance without attendance | Distance Learning/Online Study | 27 months | SEP-23

Study mode

Distance without attendance


27 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Health Legal Issues Law

Course type


Course Summary


This?course?is designed?to?help you identify and manage the issues that you will encounter in the modern workplace. Our targeted medical?law?and ethics modules will introduce you?to?the structure of the NHS, professional self-regulation and more.?In addition?to?studying core modules, you will be able?to?choose from a wide variety of optional, insightful modules, enabling you?to?tailor your studies and specialise in your chosen area of interest.

The?course?is aimed at healthcare professionals with direct responsibility for patient care, particularly those caring for psychiatric patients, as well as clinicians engaged in medical research. It is also suitable for NHS Trust staff concerned with clinical governance, risk management or resourcing decisions.

Key features

  • This course has been established for over 18 years, enabling students to benefit from experienced academic expertise.
  • The programme covers real-world ethical issues including euthanasia, abortion, mental health, medical negligence, patient safety and Coroner’s law.
  • Develop your own personal pathway. This course combines one core module with a diverse range of optional modules
  • Study at your own pace. Enjoy flexible distance learning, with the option to exit at one of several points with a postgraduate award.
  • Differentiate yourself in the job market. Gain a competitive edge by increasing your knowledge of medical law.

Teaching and assessment

The LLM is studied by distance learning and is fully assessed by coursework and a dissertation. The distance learning mode involves optional attendance at Leicester De Montfort Law School, for a maximum of ten Saturday study days during the period of study. The course is structured in a way that allows you to exit at one of several points, if desired, each with a postgraduate award.

Graduate careers

This course equips you to enter legal and other work relating to medical and ethical issues.


You must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of the law. You will need to apply and enhance your technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice. In order to obtain the LLM in Medical Law and Ethics your dissertation must have a medical law theme.

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful , but a degree in law is not essential.

University information

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a university with a rich heritage, providing students with high-class further education options for over 150 years. Situated in the centre of Leicester, a thriving midlands location, students benefit from excellent facilities not only on campus but also when seeking leisure time in the surrounding region. Students at DMU are able to choose from a wide range of postgraduate courses, all of which are...more