Medical Law and Ethics, LL.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)


Medical law and ethics is a fascinating field of study as advances in research and new technologies shift the boundaries of medicine. New health issues are continually emerging and patient rights are increasingly taking centre stage. Complex medico-legal dilemmas are arising in healthcare practice and in the relationships between patients and healthcare professionals. You’ll find that many of the issues we cover on this course are highly topical.

Over the course of two years, you’ll explore the moral problems faced by medical and healthcare professionals, learn about issues that may raise legal liability in these areas, and reflect upon the legal, social and ethical context in which healthcare law is situated.

Our optional modules will allow you to tailor the course to your own particular interests. You’ll be able to explore these in greater depth in your Major Project, by undertaking a significant piece of independent research in your chosen topic.

You’ll benefit from working with students from medical, healthcare and legal backgrounds who will bring different experiences and viewpoints to the subject.

Delivered in short, intensive blocks of teaching, this part-time course is accessible to busy medical and legal professionals. It's taught jointly by staff from Anglia Law School and our Faculty of Medical Science, reflecting its inter-professional ethos.


If you’re working in the medical or healthcare fields and want to move into a more senior position, our course will help to enhance your CV. By developing specialist academic expertise in the field of medical law you’ll broaden your knowledge and understanding of the legal and ethical context in which you work.

Our course will also provide a sound basis for continuing your studies at PhD level, particularly if you have a law degree.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Applied Ethics in the Medical and Healthcare Context
  • Medical and Healthcare Law
  • Research Studies
  • Major Project
  • Integrated Governance and Compliance Frameworks in Healthcare Communities
  • Legal and Ethical Issues Throughout Life
  • Medical Law and Ethics in the Care of Older People

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Part-time
              • Average part-time duration 24 months
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You need the following IELTS score:

            • Minimum required score:


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            Academic Requirements

            • Normally a degree in a relevant subject with a minimum of lower second class honours. Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              5950 GBP/year
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              4050 GBP/year
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              Based on the original amount of 4050 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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