Bioethics and Medical Law
This programme is taught via block teaching and structured learning by the Law School and the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) and is for those with an interest in medical ethics, and healthcare law, including medical students. The programme introduces you to the fundamental analytical skills of moral philosophy and law and the principal ethical and legal issues arising within medical research and practice and how they are resolved. Issues include regulation of artificial reproduction; life and death decision making; obtaining of informed consent; appropriate use of genetic testing; and fair distribution of health care resources. A student is awarded either an LLM or an MA degree dependent on the weighting of law and politics courses studied. A major factor will be the department responsible for the supervision of the final dissertation.
A good 2nd Class Honours degree, in an appropriate discipline or relevant professional qualification and experience; students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
Core modules include: Foundations of bioethics; foundations in medical law; life and death; paternalism, autonomy and consent; dissertation. Optional modules may include: Independent research module (Law); self-directed study (PPR).
Assessments include: coursework and dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|LLM||Full-time||£ 5,950 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|LLM||Full-time||£ 12,880 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|LLM||Full-time||£ 5,950 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MA||Full-time||£ 6,250 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 14,200 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MA||Full-time||£ 5,950 per Academic year (EU fees)||12 months|
|MA||Part-time||£ 3,125 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|MA||Part-time||£ 3,125 per Academic year (EU fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Lancaster University||Lancaster||LA1 4YW||North West|