Keele University

Keele University

Medical Ethics and Law

This course provides an opportunity to study the ethical and legal issues that arise in health care and related fields. The course explores the moral problems that those working in these fields face in the course of their work, provides the background for recognising issues that may raise legal liability in these contexts, and reflects the legal and social context in which health care practice is situated. Teaching is delivered in short intense blocks, enabling those in full-time employment to do the course part-time and fit it around the demands of their work wherever they are based

Entry requirements

The course is open to all those with either a degree in a relevant subject, or appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience. Applications are welcome from people with a professional or other serious interest in health care ethics and law, including (but not limited to) doctors, nurses, midwives, health care managers, law graduates, physiotherapists, radiographers, chaplains, and voluntary workers.

Course modules

Modules include: introduction to moral and legal concepts; autonomy and paternalism; life and death; public health; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Each of the taught modules is assessed by a single piece of coursework. This comprises an essay of 4,000 words for each module. All modules must be passed in order to proceed to the dissertation..


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time £ 2,990 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 5,520 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 13,225 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 2,990 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Keele Campus Keele ST5 5BG West Midlands

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