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Healthcare Ethics & Law MSc (Intercalated)

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
1 Year [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

The course is open to all medical students from UK medical schools who have completed three years of undergraduate study (subject to approval by the relevant medical school).

The one-year course is open to suitably qualified medical students who take a year out of their medical degree to study Health Care Ethics and Law.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online  

For September 2016 entry, the deadline for applications will be  15 August 2016

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

The MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law is designed to complement your degree by enabling you to study in depth the moral and legal issues that you possibly already face as a medical student, and will certainly be a factor of your future career.

This course emphasises the application of bioethical and legal theory to real world scenarios, allowing you to gain expert knowledge and the skills needed to apply it in a diverse range of contexts.

You will, through carefully-designed lectures, discussions, and papers from visiting speakers, be introduced to the full range of ethico-legal controversies as they apply to medicine, and be encouraged to use the conceptual tools you will acquire to formulate solutions to those controversies and contribute to ongoing debates.

Open days

The School of Law will be represented at the Law Fair at Manchester Central on 17 November 2015 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 25 November 2015 on campus. Please check our website for details.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £7,700
    International students (per annum): £15,500

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 Edita Pymm
+44 (0)161 306 1270
+44 (0)161 275 4724
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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