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Posted March 7, 2022

Top 10 LLMs in Medical Law in the UK

LLM in Medical LawAn LLM covering Medical Law can be in pure Medical Law or in Health Care Law or in Health and Human Rights Law.

LLM in Medical Law

Here is a selection of 10 of the best LLM programs in Medical Law available to study in the UK.

LLM in Law, Medicine and Life Sciences – University of Cambridge

Cost: £17,644 total fees for UK students; £33,825 total fees for EU and international students.
What you will study: This course at the University of Cambridge covers the difficult choices that society needs to make regarding healthcare, such as who should pay for medical mistakes or what does consent really mean? This LLM program takes nine months on a full-time basis to complete.

LLM in Medical Law and Ethics – University of Edinburgh

Cost: £14,400 total fees for UK students; £25,300 total fees for EU and international students.
What you will study: Students from a variety of career backgrounds study the current and changing issues surrounding the provision of healthcare. The course at the University of Edinburgh takes one year to complete on a full-time basis or two years on a part-time basis.

LLM in Medical Law – Queen Mary University of London

Cost: £17,250 total fees for UK students; £26,250 total fees for EU and international students.
What you will study: Students at QMUL can complete this course in one year full time or in two years part time. Modules include Medical Jurisprudence, Mental Health Law and EU Healthcare Law Rights.

LLM in Healthcare Ethics and Law – University of Manchester

Cost: £11,000 total fees for UK students; £23,000 total fees for EU and international students.
What you will study: Covering the diverse legal issues surrounding Medical Law, students at the University of Manchester can complete this Master of Laws in one year on a full-time basis or two years on a part-time basis. Students who demonstrate exceptional previous experience and understanding can access this course without an undergraduate degree.

LLM in Health, Law and Society – University of Bristol

Cost: £10,400 total fees for UK; £19,900 total fees for EU and international students.
What you will study: This LLM program at the University of Bristol is studied in one year on a full-time basis or in two years on a part-time basis. It explores areas in Medical Law such as the involvement of government in public health and impact of ill health on society.

LLM in Legal Aspects of Medical Practice – Cardiff University

Cost: £14,900 total fees for UK students; £19,900 total fees for EU and international students.
What you will study: Students complete this course at Cardiff University on a part-time blended learning basis and it takes two years to complete. The course focuses on the increasingly complex issues surrounding Medical Law and how this impacts the NHS in the UK.

LLM Human Rights and Health Care Law – University of Birmingham

Cost: £9,810 total fees for UK students; £21,240 total fees for EU and international students.
What you will study: Students on the General LLM at the University of Birmingham can study a module on Human Rights and Health Care Law which explores modern Medical Law issues. This module combined with a dissertation on a topic of the student's choice allows students to gain an understanding of Medical Law. The course takes one year full time or two years part time to complete.

LLM in Law and Health – University of Kent

Cost: £9,300 total fees for UK students; £14,000 total fees for EU students; £17,400 total fees for international students.
What you will study: This LLM program at the University of Kent takes one year on a full-time basis or two years on a part-time basis. Students cover issues surrounding Medical Law and students develop their understanding of the practical context of Medical Law.

LLM in Medical Law and Ethics – University of London

Cost: £9,818 fees plus £107 non-refundable application fee for all students.
What you will study: The LLM in Medical Law and Ethics explores some of the most controversial issues of modern times, such as abortion, assisted dying and embryo research. Other areas of study are guided by the medical and ethical issues brought about by new technologies including stem cell research, face transplants and genetic testing. This program is studied via distance learning over one to five years.

LLM in Health Law and Ethics – Nottingham Trent University

Cost: £7,700 total fees for UK students; £15,850 total fees for EU and international students.
What you will study: The LLM in Health Law and Ethics covers general principles such as consent to treatment and medical ethics, as well as more specialist areas of Health Law including the law relating to areas such as organ transplants, reproduction, mental health and medicines. It can be studied over one year full time or two years part time.

Editor’s note: this blog post was originally published in May 2018 and has been updated to reflect the latest rankings figures and current LLM information.

PLEASE NOTE: The LLM in Medical Law at Queen Mary University of London featured in the Top 10 Listing in 2018 when this list was first compiled, however this LLM program has been withdrawn for the current academic year 2022/23.

As a result of Brexit, from Autumn 2021 postgraduate students from the European Union studying at a UK university will be charged the same tuition fees as international students. UK students studying their postgraduate course at a European university are also likely to incur higher tuition fees than their EU counterparts. It is advisable to check with the individual universities in the UK and Europe for up-to-date information on tuition fees for all postgraduate programs.

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