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 individual's capacity to consent or refuse medical treatment, there is growing need for qualified legal professionals with an understanding of health law. You will gain an insight into the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on healthcare and the law, as well as exploring the link between ill health and poverty and the implications of this. **Why choose LLM Health Law and Ethics?** - Gain an in-depth understanding of Health Law and Ethics in a European context. - Learn from expert teaching staff including Dr Austen Garwood-Gowers, the author of leading works in organ transplantation and medical use of the human body more generally. - Option to complement your study of Health Law and Ethics with up two modules from other LLM subject areas. - Full-time and part-time study routes. - Attend an International Summer School and explore Law in a European context. - Scholarships available. - Individual modules can be studied for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) awards. Email us for details. **99% of our postgraduate Law School students are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, postgraduate leavers 2016/17).**

Entry requirements

LLM: A good law degree, 2.2 or above. Applicants whose 1st degree is not law will be required to provide evidence of commitment to the LLM subject that they wish to study. Applicants from other disciplines will be welcomed in appropriate circumstances, particularly if they have experience in the area, even if not as lawyers. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill (or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules: the legal structure of health law: judicial review, confidentiality and malpractice; IP, public health, and medical innovation; 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 consists of a 1000 word reflective report based on pre-set questions, and an assignment of 12,000 words which 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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time September 2019 14,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
LLM Full-time September 2019 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 3,500 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 7,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
LLM Part-time September 2019 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus NG1 4FQ East Midlands

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