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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-22

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

27 months

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Health Legal Issues Law

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

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.

Modules

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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

£8,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)

£8,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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.

Department profile

Distance learning at De Montfort University (DMU) is a flexible way to achieve a postgraduate qualification. It allows you to embark on a new subject area, enhance your knowledge from previous study, diversify your skillset or specialise in your chosen area of interest, without affecting your lifestyle or personal commitments. Whilst studying a distance learning programme at DMU, your learning will take place online, where you will have 24/7...more

University information

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching and specialist facilities. Based in the centre of the bustling and multicultural city of Leicester, located in the heart of England, our campus blends the historical and the new and has provided an inspiring place to study for more than 150 years. Studying a postgraduate course allows you to go further in your knowledge and your career. You can...more