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Health, Law and Society

This distinctive LLM programme examines how to approach some of the greatest challenges and opportunities for law and policy as mechanisms to address health and wellbeing. It looks at questions including reproductive justice, social and mental health and wellbeing, health inequalities, and the diverse roles of social and political institutions in shaping health, law and society.

It therefore goes beyond traditional courses on healthcare law to look at the relationships between law, governance and health across society and governmental sectors. Students will enjoy the opportunity to study wide-ranging questions concerning the impacts of law, regulation, policy and practice on health and wellbeing.

The attraction and utility of this LLM lies in both its subject coverage and the range of transferable skills it promotes. It would be of benefit in many different practical settings and careers. It is suitable for students working or planning a career in policy, healthcare management, health regulation (including at local authority level), healthcare and social care provision, legal practice, public health, advocacy, NGOs, special interest groups or legal/policy research.

You will be taught by leading academics who combine internationally recognised research profiles with wide experience within organisations responsible for policy development, professional regulation and social advocacy. The programme includes core teaching in health law and governance, along with specialist units. Please visit our Research Centre webpage for more information.

The University of Bristol Law School has a large and vibrant international student community and LLM students benefit from small class sizes taught by world-leading experts. Lots more information about the School is available on our 'Why Bristol Law School?' webpage, which includes short videos.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent professional experience) in disciplines associated with the focus of the programme. A degree in law is not a prerequisite.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Course modules

Students will take four units (120 credit points overall, 30 credit points each) and a compulsory dissertation (60 credit points). The units are made up of two compulsory core health law units, an optional specialist health law unit and an open choice of LLM unit.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our LLM in Health, Law and Society. (http://www.bris.ac.uk/unit-programme-catalogue/RouteStructure.jsa?byCoho...)

Fees

Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

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