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Healthcare Ethics and Law MA

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Degree awarded
Master of Arts
Duration
12 months full-time, 24 or 27months part-time
Entry requirements

MA applicants must hold a minimum Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. 

In exceptional circumstances candidates who do not have first degree, but who can demonstrate professional competence, may be admitted on the Postgraduate Diploma course.

Candidates without a first degree may register initially for the Postgraduate Diploma and will be considered for transfer to the MA.  A decision as to whether transfer can take place will be made once marks for all taught components are available.  Transfer is dependent upon the student reaching Master's level in the taught modules.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online 

The deadline to apply is 15 August 2015. However, we strongly advise that you apply as soon as possible in order to be guaranteed a place on the course. 

Course options

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Course description

The MA in Healthcare Ethics & Law course aims to provide the highest quality of training in healthcare ethics and health care law in a flexible and interdisciplinary way.  There is an emphasis on the application of bioethical and legal theory to real world scenarios, thus catering to the practical needs of healthcare and legal professionals and those in related fields.  Students gain an expert knowledge and understanding of bioethical and medico-legal theories, and the skills needed to apply them to real world scenarios in a diverse range of contexts.

Open days

The School of Law will be represented at the Law Fair at Manchester Central on 18 November 2014 from 12.30 to 4pm, if you wish to speak to us in person on an informal basis.

The Postgraduate Taught Open Day will take place on 18 March 2015 on campus. Please check our website for details.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,500
    International students (per annum): £14,500
  • MA (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,250
    International students (per annum): £7,250
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,333
    International students (per annum): £9,666
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,166 per annum
    International students (per annum): £4,833

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Law
Contact name
Ms Saba Mirshafiei
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 1270
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 4724
Email
Website
www.law.manchester.ac.uk
Academic department overview
See: About Us.

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