For many students interested in studying law, earning an LLM degree can usually give them the specialized knowledge in their chosen area of the field. Usually available to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree, an LLM program is one way to prepare students to succeed in the law field.
What is an LLM in Legal Ethics? This type of program typically teaches students the complexities of ethics in the business world, particularly in the healthcare field. Through case studies and presentations, students may learn about laws regarding mental health, reproduction, organ donation, and medicine. Courses usually cover broad topics such as human rights, professional responsibility, and research methods.
While enrolled in an LLM program, students usually cultivate several key competencies that could aid them in both their personal and professional lives. Analytical skills enable students to navigate complex laws, while strong communication skills help students build networks and connect with clients. Organization skills are useful for building careers as well as balancing personal lives.
An LLM program typically takes one year to complete when taken on a full-time basis. The cost varies according to the school that offers the degree, because no two universities are exactly alike, especially when it comes to tuition costs.
With medical advancements being made daily, the demand for legal professionals with a background in ethics is growing. Students may become public policy analysts, or they could choose to work as medical ethics consultants. Many prefer to use their knowledge to teach and become medical ethics professors. Others find jobs representing legal suits as medical ethics lawyers. Some enjoy working behind-the-scenes as researchers.
For some students, attending classes on campus on a regular basis is not possible. Enrolling in online classes can sometimes be a better option because students typically have more flexibility over their own schedules. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
Nottingham Trent University - Nottingham Law School
This course addresses the growing interest in the interface of medicine, law, and ethics. With the increasing pressure on resource allocation within the National Health S
This course addresses the growing interest in the interface of medicine, law, and ethics. With the increasing pressure on resource allocation within the National Health Service and current debates on an individual’s capacity to consent or refuse medical treatment, there is growing need for qualified legal professionals with an understanding of health law.
About the LLM Health Law and Ethics
This course examines general principles such as consent to treatment and medical ethics, together with more specialist areas of Health Law including the law relating to:
reproduction and the law
mental health law
medicines and pharmacy law
employment and health.
You will gain an insight into the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on healthcare and the law, as well as exploring the link between ill health and poverty and the implications of this....
Edinburgh Law School - The University of Edinburgh
Individual and population health is a matter of growing social concern. Achieving good health and delivering effective healthcare demands innovation. A variety of fields
Individual and population health is a matter of growing social concern. Achieving good health and delivering effective healthcare demands innovation. A variety of fields have a role to play, including law.
As a student on this programme, you will examine topics that reflect some of the main contemporary legal and ethical challenges faced by those working in medicine, and place them in their social and historical context. These include issues that arise in the context of genetics, assisted reproduction, abortion, standards of medical treatment, transplantation medicine, mental health, advance decisions, assisted suicide, medical research, and the allocation of scarce resources....