Edinburgh Law School

University of Edinburgh

Medical Law and Ethics

The LLM in Medical Law and Ethics draws on the expertise and tradition of Edinburgh to deliver an internationally focussed, interdisciplinary programme that combines flexible learning with the most-up-to-date teaching on all of the important issues affecting medicine, law and ethics today.

This programme draws on the expertise and tradition of Edinburgh to deliver an internationally focused, interdisciplinary programme that combines flexible learning with the most up-to-date teaching on all of the important issues affecting medicine, law and ethics today.

Medical law is a fascinating field of study as advances in medical research and new technologies shift the boundaries of medicine. New health issues are emerging and patient rights are increasingly taking centre stage. New and complex medico-legal dilemmas arise in clinical practice, in the realities of human health, and in the relationships between patients and healthcare professionals.

The programme enables you to explore the international and interdisciplinary dimensions of medical law and ethics. You will have opportunities to examine healthcare policy and the regulation of medicine in different parts of the world. You will also evaluate responses to technology and debate possible futures for medical law.

Applications are welcomed from healthcare professionals, including doctors and nurses, legal professionals and from those with an interest in this area.

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
LLM On-line study September 2017 - 1 years
LLM On-line study September 2017 - 2 years
LLM On-line study September 2017 - 3 years

Campus details

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Distance learning

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Key information

Contact: 
School of Law Distance learning team
Telephone number: 
0131 650 7129