New health issues are emerging and patient rights are increasingly taking centre stage. New and complex medico-legal dilemmas are arising in clinical practice, in the realities of human health, and in the relationships between patients and health care professionals.
The LLM in Medical Law and Ethics at Edinburgh Law School is positioned at the constantly changing interface between medicine and law.
The programme has been designed for health care professionals, those working in the health-related professions, practitioners in the pharmaceuticals industry, and legal professionals.
Health care professionals will benefit from new knowledge and perspectives on the day-to-day legal and ethical issues they encounter, as well as from the interdisciplinary nature of the programme.
Lawyers and law graduates joining the programme will be able to develop a much broader understanding of medical law and ethics than simply the specialist practice areas of medical negligence and personal injury. Therefore the programme will be of interest if you are interested in specialising or changing career – to work in the following areas:
You can apply until:
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If your degree is in a legal subject, you will generally need a minimum of a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent to be eligible to apply.
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