Medical Law and Ethics (distance learning) LLM

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About the course


  • Specifically designed for lawyers and healthcare professionals with interests in medical law and ethics, particularly for those working in the healthcare sector
  • Taught by Leicester De Montfort Law School staff, offering extensive expertise in many specialist legal fields

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Key facts

UCAS course code:

Duration: Two and a quarter years by distance learning

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

You should have a good honours degree, or overseas equivalent, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful, but a degree in law is not essential. If English is not your first langua…

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About the course


  • Specifically designed for lawyers and healthcare professionals with interests in medical law and ethics, particularly for those working in the healthcare sector
  • Taught by Leicester De Montfort Law School staff, offering extensive expertise in many specialist legal fields

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Key facts

UCAS course code:

Duration: Two and a quarter years by distance learning

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

You should have a good honours degree, or overseas equivalent, or an appropriate professional qualification. Some background knowledge of law is useful, but a degree in law is not essential. If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is essential. English language tuition is available both before and during the course if required.

Teaching and assessment

This is a distance learning course and is fully assessed by coursework.

Course modules

his course offers modules in Issues Relating to the Termination of Life, Issues Relating to the Creation and Saving of Life, Mental Health Law, Expert Evidence, Coroners Law, Consent and Incompetent Patients, Clinical Malpractice I, Clinical Malpractice II, Philosophy of Health Care Law, and Medical Research.
You must select at least one 30-credit module from the list above for this pathway, but may choose your remaining options from the full range of modules available across all our LLM degrees, please visit informadl.com for further details.

The LLM is studied by distance learning (normally taking two and a quarter years in total to complete), although an accelerated route (15 months) is available. The distance learning mode involves optional attendance at Leicester De Montfort Law School for a maximum of nine Saturday schools. The LLM degree is structured in a way that allows you to exit it at several points if desired, each with a postgraduate award.

Academic expertise

Our £35 million Hugh Aston Building offers state-of-the-art teaching and computer lab facilities.Informa Professional Academy works in partnership with leading academic bodies to assist in the provision of highly specialised and bespoke professional postgraduate distance learning courses. A strong partnership with Leicester De Montfort Law School has developed over a period of more than 18 years and together we offer and deliver high-calibre and well-respected LLM courses.

Graduate careers

This career-enhancing course equips you to enter legal and other work relating to medical law and ethics in the UK and overseas.

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