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MAHealth, Bioethics and Law

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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The programme will enable you to critically explore key issues in bioethics and law in terms of legal principles and philosophical concepts. Co-taught by the Birmingham Law School and the Department of Philosophy, the programme takes an interdisciplinary approach which caters to the needs of those from a variety of backgrounds. The programme is ideal for healthcare professionals, intercalating medical students, philosophers or anyone interested in the issues at the intersection of healthcare, ethics and law

Programme structure

You will take two core modules:

Human Rights and Healthcare Law

In addition:

Students with a law background will take Research Skills, Sources and Methods and attend mandatory pre-sessional generic LLM introductory classes.

Students without a law background will take Socio-Legal Theory and attend mandatory bespoke pre-sessional introduction to law classes and mandatory pre-sessional generic LLM introductory classes

You will then choose three optional modules from the following:

Criminal Law and Medicine
European Health Law
Global Ethics I
Global Ethics II
Mentally Disordered Offenders
Philosophy and Mental Health
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Health and Happiness
You will also complete a 15,000-word dissertation.

Career opportunities

Over the past five years, over 93% of Philosophy postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Due to the transferable nature of their skills, Philosophy postgraduates traditionally enter a wide range of employment areas, from the Civil Service to finance.

Employers that graduates have gone on to work for include: Afrikids (child rights organisation);
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust; Muslim Scout Fellowship;
Rights and Humanity;
University of Birmingham;
and University of Edinburgh.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States