Law, Medicine and Healthcare LLM/PGDip/PGCert

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Law, Medicine and Healthcare LLM/PGDip/PGCert

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      1 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 7,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 16,800

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Liverpool University’s Law, Medicine and Healthcare degree program is perfect for those students who have already achieved an honours BA in law or an LLB, but wish to specialise in medical law and closely related concepts.

    However, this program is also of interest to a range of healthcare professionals and medical service workers who wish to better understand how the law interacts with their field. This program may be taken as an LLM (requiring at least a BA in law) or as a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma. This opens the degree program up to a wider range of students and practicing health care workers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This program is delivered over a single year, in three terms.

    There is only a single mandatory taught module – Legal Research Training. The remaining 120 credits of the program must be selected from the specialist modules outlined below.

    • Reproductive Justice

    This 20 credit module gives you a grounding in the socio-legal approach to the UK’s reproductive laws. You’ll explore the historical, ethical and cultural influences of these laws in the UK.

    • Ethics in Health Care Decision-making

    This 20 credit module looks at the ethical principles that are required to inform decision making in the field of health care, and addresses the conflict between legal paternalism and patient autonomy.

    • Trust, Confidence and Professional Regulation

    This 20 credit module will help you develop your appreciation of the effort to encourage trust and confidence in healthcare regulation, especially in terms of sociological theory.

    • Mental Health Law and Policy

    This 20 credit module outlines mental health law in England and Wales, and gives you the perspective you need to critique it meaningfully.

    • Medico-legal Problems

    Another 20 credit module, here you’ll look at health care decision making and bioethics. It pays particular attention to the impact of these considerations on patients.

    • Regulating Medicine, Health and Social Care

    Your final optional 20 credit module looks at regulatory theory generally, and in application to the health and social care fields.

    Learning & Teaching

    Liverpool University is a leader in health-related research, and as such is dedicated to a research-led approach to teaching the medical and healthcare law. This program also has a substantial research component which will give you the skills you need to contribute to this field, either in a professional or academic context.

    Career Possiblities

    The university’s dedication to turning out first-class legal scholars and professionals has led to its graduates being highly sought-after for a variety of roles. Liverpool legal graduates have gone on to become judges on the County Courts, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Others have gone into public service, to work with the UN or the EU, or into a wide range of other careers.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    Potential students must have achieved a 2:1 honours degree in law or in a field that is relevant to the course of study.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students

    Overseas students must have achieved an equivalent level of academic accreditation to EU and UK students. A list of the overseas accreditations accepted can be found here.

    You must also prove your fluency in the English language by presenting an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no category less than 6.0, or with a range of equivalent measures.

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