University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Health, Bioethics and Law

The programme will enable you to critically explore key issues in bioethics and law in terms of legal principles and philosophical concepts. Co-taught by the Birmingham Law School and the Department of Philosophy, the programme takes an interdisciplinary approach which caters to the needs of those from a variety of backgrounds. The programme is ideal for healthcare professionals, intercalating medical students, philosophers or anyone interested in the issues at the intersection of healthcare, ethics and law.

Entry requirements

The programme allows for multi-disciplinary entry. Applicants need an upper 2nd class Honours degree, or equivalent, in humanities, social sciences, medicine or a cognate discipline. English requirements are: IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band, TOEFL 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 21 in Writing, or PTE Academic 59 in all 4 skills.

Course modules

In addition to a research skills module, you will study the following 2 core modules: Global bioethics; human rights and healthcare law; criminal law and medicine; European health law; global ethics; mentally disordered offenders and the law; philosophy of cognitive science; philosophy of health and happiness; value of life.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,570 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 14,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 3,285 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005