University of Winchester

University of Winchester

Medical Law and Ethics

The course provides opportunities to enhance understanding of a diverse range of medical law issues. It enhances analytical and research skills and provides insights into the legal and ethical issues surrounding the delivery and receipt of health care.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study.

Course modules

Core modules: introduction to English law (for students without accredited prior education or learning in law); law, morality and society; consent; competence and confidentiality; research methods; dissertation. Optional modules: medical negligence; beginning and end of life; mental health law; healthcare delivery and regulation; data protection and information rights.

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed through assignments, which may include essays, oral presentations and case studies. The dissertation is a substantial piece of independent research of 12,000-15,000 words. Only the Introduction to English Law module is assessed through a short exam.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
LLM Part-time £ 3,200 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
LLM Part-time £ 6,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
LLM Part-time £ 3,200 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
King Alfred Campus Winchester SO22 4NR South East

Key information

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