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Medical Law and Ethics

Visit our website for more information on fees, scholarships, postgraduate loans and other funding options to study at Swansea University - 'Welsh University of the Year 2017' (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017). This programme provides an opportunity to examine the structure and operation of the legal system in England and Wales, to look critically at the real life impact of law on practice within the medical care system and to do this in the context of an understanding of the ethical problems that arise in health care.

Entry requirements

  • a relevant UK degree (usually of grade 2:2 or above)
  • or a period of professional experience in a relevant field

Course modules

Modules typically include: introduction to law and medicine; mental health, mental capacity and the law; patients, professionals and the law; philosophy, ethics and medicine; the boundaries of life.

Assessment methods

Each module studied in part one will be assessed by an assignment which has a pass mark of 50%.


Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MA Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,750 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years

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