University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Healthcare Law

The course aims to provide the highest quality of training in healthcare law in a flexible and interdisciplinary way. There is an emphasis on the application of legal theory to real world scenarios, thus catering to the practical needs of health care and legal professionals and those in related fields. Students gain an expert knowledge and understanding of medico-legal theories, and the skills needed to apply them to real world scenarios in a diverse range of contexts.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum (2.2) honours degree. In exceptional circumstances candidates who do not have first degree, but who can demonstrate professional competence, may be admitted. Students whose first language is not English are required to hold one of the following English language qualifications: IELTS: minimum overall score of 7.0, with 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in all other sub categories; TOEFL (Internet-Based Test): minimum overall score of 100, with 25 in Writing and 22 in all other sub categories; Cambridge Proficiency: minimum grade of C; Pearson English: minimum overall score of 66, with 66 in Writing and 59 in all other sub categories.

Course modules

Modules: medico-legal problems; children, medicine and law; medicine, law and society (15 credits); mental health law and policy; medico-legal problems.

Assessment methods

Assessment of all taught course units is by assessed coursework in the form of essays of 4,000 words per 15 credit course unit and up to 7,000 words for the 30 credit core course unit.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time - 9 months

Campus details

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Key information

School of Law
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)161 306 1270