Skip to navigation | Skip to main content | Skip to footer
Menu Share this content
Menu Search the University of Manchester siteSearch
Search type

Alternatively, use our A–Z index

gavel and stethoscope
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: 2019

Degree awarded
Master of Arts
Duration
24-27 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

We require the following documents before we can consider your application.

  • One academic references on letter headed paper.

We do not request references on an applicant's behalf and it is your responsibility to ensure your referee knows how to provide your reference to us. The reference must be submitted on official headed paper or from an official organisational email address, it can be scanned and uploaded when you apply or emailed to pg-law@manchester.ac.uk.  

*You are no longer required to complete a referee report form for this course

  • Transcripts of your studies to date, officially translated into English
  • Degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
  • If you are not from or did not graduate from a majority English speaking country as defined by the UKVI we will also require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We may be willing to consider your application without this document, but if we choose to make you an offer, the conditions will include IELTS (or equivalent qualification).

Apply online

We encourage applications to be submitted by 15th June however applications submitted up to 15th September will be considered due to the learning nature of this course

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MA N N N Y
PGDip N N N Y

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
  • Have a law degree? Why not study our LLM instead?
Loading
Hear how the interdisciplinary nature of Manchester's teaching can help you develop new professional and academic perspectives

Open days

Open days for the academic year 2019/20 will take place on Wednesday 7th November 2018, click here for further information.

The 2018 Law Fair in Manchester will be held Tuesday 13 November 2018, 12.30pm - 4.00pm at Manchester Central, Manchester M2 3GX. Click here for more information

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MA (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750 per annum
    International students (per annum): £9,250 per annum
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,167 per annum
    International students (per annum): £6,167 per annum
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £3,167 per annum
    International students (per annum): £6,167 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
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 1270
Email
Website
https://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/study/online-distance-learning/
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

Courses in related subject areas

Use the links below to view lists of courses in related subject areas.

Regulated by the Office for Students

The University of Manchester is regulated by the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS aims to help students succeed in Higher Education by ensuring they receive excellent information and guidance, get high quality education that prepares them for the future and by protecting their interests. More information can be found at the OfS website.

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Manchester, including our Degree Regulations and Complaints Procedure, on our regulations website.