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An online Master of Laws (LLM) in Mental Health Law is a postgraduate degree designed for law and non-law graduates to enhance your academic legal knowledge. This internationally recognised Master’s focuses specifically on developing an in-depth knowledge of Mental Health Law and can open up pathways to careers in Forensics, Health Law, Witness Care, Medical Negligence, Medical Advice and more.
Minimum second class honours Qualifying Law DegreeEntry requirements
12 months (full-time)
21 months (part-time September)
February 2024See all Start Dates
Apply for this course directly with the University of Law.
Mental health law impacts on many areas, which are reflected in the breadth of this course. In this online course you will cover various aspects of mental health and the law associated with it, including: housing and society; overlaps with criminal and civil law; specifics as to employment and the application of the Mental Health Act; and the Mental Capacity Act in practice. You’ll examine the availability of services, regulation of mental health care providers and the relationship between society and people who live with mental disabilities.
When you study the LLM Mental Health Law Online with us you will:
Please note that, due to Home Office regulations, students who require a Student Route visa to study with us are not permitted to study online and can only choose face-to-face taught modules.
The application deadlines for our February 2024 intake are as follows:
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 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.
Compulsory modules include:
You may then choose three from the list of elective modules* which includes modules such as:
*All elective modules are subject to availability.
The course demands show you the requirements, prior knowledge and commitments our course will involve.
You can also study these courses at one of our campuses across the UK. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?
Modules are assessed by a three hour unseen written examination or 4,500 word coursework assignment.
All assessments are conducted online.
The dissertation module will be assessed by submission of a thesis (15,000 words), and provides an opportunity for sustained, in-depth and intensive investigation into, and reflection upon, your chosen specialist area.
This online course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.
The approach to learning and teaching on the Master of Laws programmes is predominantly learner-centred. Each taught module is divided into a number of Units which are presented using the Prepare, Engage, Consolidate approach.
Prepare: this represents all the work the student needs to complete before attending the relevant workshop. Traditional lecture content will be presented in short bite-sized segments of approximately 10 minutes to better engage the modern student. Guided independent research and reading will be expected as part of a student’s preparation.
Engage: this represents the interactive element of the Unit. This could be a face to face
workshop, a synchronous online workshop or an asynchronous online activity.
Consolidate: this represents the final part of the Unit and can be used by students to check their understanding of the Unit immediately after their Engage activity or as part of their revision for the module or both.
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2023/24 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2023)
2024/25 Course Fee (for courses starting on or after 1 July 2024)
By studying a Master's degree you could be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan.
If you’re a ULaw alumnus, you may be eligible to receive our £1000 Academic Master's Alumni Discount.
We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available which make studying with us more affordable than ever.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.