Nottingham Law School

Nottingham Trent University

Health Law and Ethics

This course addresses the growing interest in the interface of medicine, law and ethics. With the increasing pressure on resource allocation within the National Health Service and current debates on an individuals capacity to consent or refuse medical treatment, there is growing need for qualified legal professionals with an understanding of health law.

Entry requirements

Law graduates: need a good degree in law (minimum 2.2) or an honours degree in another discipline plus either the CPE (Common Professional Examination) or GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) conversion qualification. Non law graduates: whilst most of our applicants have a qualification in law, applicants from other disciplines will be considered in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not lawyers.

Course modules

6 optional modules: the legal structure of health law: judicial review, confidentiality and malpractice; IP public health medical innovation; consent, capacity and mental health; mental capacity and mental health law; the employer and health law; law and the beginning and ending of life; medical use of the human body.

Assessment methods

In each case modules are assessed through 1 piece of course work. This usually takes the form of a problem or essay style question, but will vary by module. You can submit and receive feedback on assessments over the course of each module. The dissertation is 18,000 to 20,000 words and is researched and written independently under the guidance of an expert academic.

Sponsorship information

Students who are in practice may obtain funding from their employer; bursaries are normally available for this course and are equivalent to up to half the UK/EU fees; the bursaries are competitive and are awarded on the basis of: evidence of the pursuit of excellence in individual performance and/or experience outside education; a written statement indicating the anticipated academic and career benefits applicants may receive from studying this programme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time £ 5,510 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
LLM Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
LLM Part-time £ 2,755 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
LLM Part-time £ 6,150 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Nottingham NG1 4BU East Midlands

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