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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Law Health Legal / Ethical Issues

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Course Summary

This course addresses the growing interest in the interface of medicine, law and ethics. With the increasing pressure on resource allocation within the National Health Service and current debates on an individual’s capacity to consent or refuse medical treatment, there is growing need for qualified legal professionals with an understanding of health law. This course examines general principles such as consent to treatment and medical ethics, together with more specialist areas of Health Law including the law relating to: organ transplants, reproduction and the law, mental health law, medicines and pharmacy law, employment and health. You will gain an insight into the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on healthcare and the law, as well as exploring the link between ill health and poverty and the implications of this. LLM Health Law and Ethics will involve you in the study of key issues relating to legal principles applied in the context of health and medicine. You will be supported in gaining high-level understanding of the organisational, regulatory and legal structures underpinning medical and health practice. Based on these fundamentals you will have the opportunity to develop critical insights into a range of specialist areas in the field. In particular as the law relates to medical innovation, consent, mental health, beginning and ending of life issues and the use of human tissue.

Careers and employability

Career development is an integral part of the programme and our careers team run a series of workshops where you can identify methods and strategies to enable you to pursue your career goals. Due to the School's excellent reputation within the legal profession, our graduates are highly sought-after and recognised for the depth and relevance of their knowledge. 99% of our postgraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, postgraduate leavers 2016/17).

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Critically examine the phenomenon of medical use of the human body and the key ethical and legal issues raised by it. You will explore the implications of philosophical theories, ethical principles and legal norms in areas such as transplantation, medical research and bio-banking.
The Employer and Health Law

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,200

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a good law degree, 2.2 or above. Students whose first degree is not Law will be required to provide evidence of commitment to the LLM subject that they wish to study. Students from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers. These are minimum entry requirements, but you will be assessed individually on your ability to benefit from the course. We sometimes offer places on the basis of non-standard entry qualifications, and industrial or professional experience.

University information

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for postgraduate students. NTU’s teaching was rated Gold in the national Teaching Excellence Framework. The University offers a variety of taught postgraduate courses and a wide range of research degree options across their eight academic schools. There are many types of postgraduate study on offer including taught...more