What will I learn?

Our LLMs from our our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for law and non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of the law. Study face to face or online.

Course Details

The LLM Medical Law and Ethics is an innovative, flexible programme designed for law and non-law graduates who would like to gain essential in-depth knowledge of Medical Law. Whether you want to progress within a firm specialising in medical law or simply want to know more about how medical law works in practice, this programme will provide you with the knowledge to help you achieve your ambitions.

When you study the LLM Medical Law and Ethics with us you will:

  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics
  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory
  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies
  • Learn about Legal Technology by selecting to study modules in legal technology
  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team

This course covers areas such as medical negligence, refusal of treatment, requests for treatment and the future of medical liability. The award-linked module for this programme (Medical Law and Ethics) is purposely designed to put medical law into context, enabling you to learn how to apply complex theoretical concepts to real world client situations. With the support and guidance of our experienced professional tutors, you’ll gain valuable insight into the real-world and practical applications of the law to ensure medical practices remain ethical and safe.

In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for non-law students, but also open to law students wanting a refresher in the fundamentals of the law of England and Wales. This would be useful for any student who has taken a considerable break from legal education.

To help prepare you for your dissertation you’ll study a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions in your first terms.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£12,000.00 (US$ 16,264) per year
Feb 2021:£12,000; Sept 2021: £12,360.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected February, September 2022

Venue

Reading

The University of Law ,

University of Reading, London Road Campus ,

Reading,

Berkshire,

RG1 5EX, England

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£12,000.00 (US$ 16,264) per year
Feb 2021:£12,000; Sept 2021: £12,360.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected February, September 2022

Venue

Guildford centre

Braboeuf Manor,

Portsmouth Road,

Guildford,

Surrey,

GU3 1HA, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To meet minimum eligibility for entry into an postgraduate degrees, students need to complete the Bachelor Degree or an equivalent qualification. An English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

For international students

Students should possess a UK bachelor’s degree in any subject at 2:2 or above or equivalent qualifications. Non-law students must complete a compulsory two week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System, unless they can evidence the successful completion of an LLB (or equivalent) or a minimum of 3 legal modules worth at least 80 QCF credits, which must include - English Legal System, Contract Law and Law of Tort. An English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in each component. Please see 'Alternative English language qualifications' section below for alternatives to IELTS.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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