De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Medical Law and Ethics

This course is specifically designed for lawyers and healthcare professionals with interests in medical law and ethics, particularly for those working in the healthcare sector and is taught by Leicester De Montfort Law School staff, offering extensive expertise in many specialist legal fields.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree in law, or other related discipline, or professional equivalent; those whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Course modules

Medical law and ethics (core module); issues relating to the termination of life; issues relating to the creation and saving of life; mental health law; expert evidence; coroners law; consent and incompetent patients; clinical malpractice I; clinical malpractice ii; philosophy of health care law; medical research. Students must select the core module and at least one 30-credit module from the list above for this pathway, but may choose their remaining options from the full range of modules available across all our LLM degrees.

Assessment methods

This course is fully assessed by coursework.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Distance learning - 27 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning/Online Study

Key information

DMU Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0116 250 6070