LLM Health Law and Ethics

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About the LLM Health Law and Ethics

This course addresses the growing interest in the interface of Medicine, Law and Ethics. With the increasing pressure on resource allocation within the National Health Service and current debates on an individual’s capacity to consent or refuse medical treatment, there is a growing need for qualified legal professionals with an understanding of Health Law.

This course examines general principles such as consent to treatment and medical ethics, together with more specialist areas of Health Law including the law relating to:

  • organ transplants
  • reproduction and the law
  • mental health law
  • medicines and pharmacy law
  • employment and health.

You will gain an insight into the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on healthcare and the law, as well as exploring the link between ill health and poverty and the implications of this.

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Nottingham Law School is a truly international school, and aims to recruit the most able students from around the world, ensuring both quality and diversity in its student populations.

Studying Law in England will give you an opportunity to reflect on the differences in how law is made here compared to your own country and to appreciate other legal systems.

International and EU students should be aware that they will need to meet the English language requirements.

Our LLM courses allow you to select a pathway and modules that best suit your career needs.  In a competitive job market, an LLM qualification can help you to stand out from the crowd. By completing an LLM you will gain specialist knowledge, and be able to demonstrate the key skills of analysis, synthesis and communication along with the ability to successfully handle and resolve complex issues and large volumes of information. It can also help you to gain an international perspective on the legal market, which is highly regarded by employers.

Career development is an essential part of the programme and our dedicated Employability Team offers practical support and guidance to help you pursue your career goals.

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