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MA Healthcare Ethics and Law (Distance Learning)
Study healthcare ethics and law and how the two disciplines interact in a virtual learning environment.

MA Healthcare Ethics and Law (Distance Learning) / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
Master of Arts
24 or 27 months part-time (September start)
Entry requirements

MA applicants must hold a minimum Upper Second Class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject (e.g. medicine, law, philosophy, nursing, religious studies). 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

Number of places/applicants
Due to the high volume of interest in the programme, you are encouraged to make your application as soon as possible.
How to apply

Apply online

The deadline for applications is 15 August .

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course overview

  • You are interested in familiar and unforeseen medical and ethical challenges
  • You want to deepen your understanding of legal and ethical challenges in medicine
  • You are looking for a distance learning course that offers personal support
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Open days

The Postgraduate Taught Open Day will take place on 23 November 2016 on campus. For further details please visit our open days and visits page.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,500 per annum
    International students (per annum): £8,500 per annum
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,000 per annum
    International students (per annum): £5,666 per annum

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 Emma Williams
+44 (0)161 306 1270
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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