An online Master of Laws (LLM) is a postgraduate degree designed to enhance your academic legal knowledge, particularly focusing on specific area of Medical Law and Ethics. The programme is available for individuals with prior qualification in medicine, as well as for those with ambitions and aspirations of working in medical liability.
University of Law's Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law and non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law.
University of Law is one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education. It can be back to 1876 with the formation of tutorial firm Gibson & Weldon, and in 2016, they opened their leading Business School. With a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, they focus on developing the best legal and business minds.
The LLM Medical Law and Ethics Online is an innovative, flexible programme designed for both law and non-law graduates, who would like to gain essential in-depth knowledge of Medical Law. This programme will help you acquire the right skills necessary for professionals wishing to build their careers in a firm specialising in medical law or for professionals wishing to know more about how medical law works in practice.
Each taught module is delivered over ten teaching weeks, with two hour workshops each week. Study material, including preparatory materials and lectures, is available through Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
The final component of this programme – the dissertation is undertaken in either Term 3 (full-time) or Terms 5 and 6 (part-time). Prior to the dissertation, all taught modules must have been completed.
Modules taught by professional tutors will cover the following topics medical negligence, refusal of treatment, requests for treatment and the future of medical liability. The award-linked module for this programme, which is Medical Law and Ethics is purposely designed to put medical law into context, enabling students to learn how to apply complex theoretical concepts to real-world client situations and experience practical applications of the law to ensure medical practices remain ethical and safe.
Apart from traditional modules, this programme offers a two-week long induction to the programme that discusses the Key Principles of the English Legal System. As much as this is a compulsory step for non-law students, it can serve as a refresher of fundamentals of law to all interested students especially ones who took a break from legal education.
In preparation to the concluding element of this programme, which is the dissertation, you will study a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions in your first three terms.
In order to qualify for the programme, the following requirements need to be met:
- Students are required to possess an undergraduate degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications.
- In addition, students require knowledge of the seven foundation subjects of English Legal System, Constitutional and Administrative Law including retained EU Law, Contract, Tort, Land Law, Equity and Trusts and Crime, which they can evidence through the successful completion of these modules on an LLB or equivalent; or a law conversion course or equivalent.
- An English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, for those whose first language is not English.
01 September 2022Enquire for this programme