Lancaster University

Lancaster University

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.

Entry requirements

A good 2nd Class Honours degree, in an appropriate discipline or relevant professional qualification and experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules include: Foundations of bioethics; foundations in medical law; dissertation. Optional modules: Life and death; independent research module; independent study module; paternalism, autonomy and consent.

Assessment methods

Assessments include coursework and dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,750 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
LLM Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
LLM Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,750 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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