University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Healthcare Ethics and Law

The course aims to provide the highest quality of training in health care ethics and health care law in a flexible and interdisciplinary way. There is an emphasis on the application of bioethical and 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 bioethical and 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 upper second Class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in law or in a relevant subject. Those applicants who do not satisfy the entry requirements for direct entry onto our LLM course may wish to be considered for entry onto the Postgraduate Diploma course. In exceptional circumstances candidates who do not have first degree, but who can demonstrate professional competence, may be admitted on the Postgraduate Diploma course. 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 include: Philosophical bioethics; medico-legal problems; global health, law and bioethics; international issues in healthcare ethics and law; children medicine and the law; medicine, law and society; mental health law and policy; ethics and genetics; research ethics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based essays, coursework and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Full-time - 12 months
LLM Part-time - 24 months

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Key information

School of Law
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+44 (0)161 306 1270