MA

Medical Law and Ethics Online

The Master of Arts in Medical Law and Ethics Online is a specially designed postgraduate degree for non-law graduates who want to gain a Master’s qualification in law. This course focuses specifically on developing an in-depth knowledge of Medical Law and the ethics that are integral to their development. Ideal if you have a qualification in medicine or ambitions of working in medical liability, this course is designed to offer you the flexibility to focus your studies to suit your aspirations.

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Key Facts

Entry requirements

Minimum second class honours Qualifying Law Degree

Full requirements

Duration options

12 months (full-time)

24 months (part-time)

Next start date

September 2020

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You can choose to study exactly what you want by blending campus and online learning.

Gain essential in-depth knowledge and insight in your chosen area of law and understand the importance of legal rules as they are applied in the real world.

The programme structure is highly flexible. You can design your own degree pathway that suits you and meets your career objectives, whatever they might be.

Taught by a combination of former and current practitioners, as well as research and teaching academics who are focussed on legal practice, not just theory.

Course Details

MA Medical Law and Ethics Online

The MA Medical Law and Ethics Online is an innovative, flexible programme designed for 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.

This course is delivered entirely online. The full-time options are divided into three terms over one calendar year, while the part-time options are divided over six terms in two calendar years. There is an online induction at the beginning of each course.

Each taught module is delivered over ten teaching weeks, with two hour workshops each week. All preparatory material, including any lecture content, is provided on the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), as is all consolidation material.

The dissertation is undertaken in either Term 3 (full-time) or Terms 5 and 6 (part-time). All taught modules must have been completed before you begin the dissertation.

When you study a Master’s online with us you will:

  • Broaden your career horizons with a valuable Master’s qualification in the specialist fields of your choosing
  • Learn professional skills to make you stand out to potential employers
  • Gain an up-to-date knowledge of law and practice in your chosen area and the impact of those developments on commercial and legal practice
  • Receive one-to-one tutor support and feedback on your work from a fully-qualified lawyer
  • Develop a portfolio demonstrating the law in practice

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 foundations of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for students with a non-law background.

To help you prepare for your dissertation in Term 3, Terms 1 and 2 include a range of compulsory and further optional Research Methods Training sessions.

Course Structure

  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Research Methods Training (continues into Term 2)

Choose three*:

  • Advocacy and Bar Skills
  • Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law
  • Board Dynamics and Strategy
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation
  • Company Law in Practice
  • Corporate Governance and Disruptive Technology
  • Corporate Governance in Practice
  • Cyberlaws (The Laws of Data and Digital Security)
  • Finance, Accounting and Risk Management
  • International Corporate Governance
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Trade Law
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Techno Ethics in Law
  • The Internet of Things

*All elective modules are subject to availability.

Dissertation in Medical Law

Course Start Dates

  • MA Medical Law and Ethics (Master of Arts)
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • MA Medical Law and Ethics (Master of Arts)
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online
  • MA Medical Law and Ethics (Master of Arts)
    • Full-time: Online
    • Part-time: Online

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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?

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Course Information

 

With so many options for studying this course, you can be sure to find a start date and study option to suit your needs.

Please note: These documents are still being developed, please check back at a later date to get a full breakdown of the dates for this course.

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Modules are assessed by a three hour unseen written examination or 4,500 word coursework assignment.

Attendance at one of our UK campuses (or an approved overseas centre by prior arrangement) is required for all examinations, including for online study.

The default campus location for online study is London.

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.

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This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.

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Fees and Applying

 

You can apply for this course directly to the University.

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£8,750 (UK/EEA/International students)

Studying a Master’s Degree means that you could be eligible for a postgraduate student loan.

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We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.

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