LLM in Health, Law and Society
University of Bristol Law School
1 - 2 year
Full time, Part time
GBP 26,700 / per year *
Earliest start date
* Overseas full-time
At a critical time in history, our LLM in Health, Law and Society presents an exciting opportunity for you to develop a deep understanding of the relationships between law, governance and health across society and governmental sectors. There is a growing demand for lawyers with the knowledge and skills to approach some of the greatest challenges for law and policy as mechanisms to address health and wellbeing.
The LLM in Health, Law, and Society has been well received as a distinctive course that goes far beyond traditional courses in healthcare law. It offers an in-depth, intensive study of wide-ranging issues from health inequalities and regulation of the body to reproductive justice and mental health and wellbeing. It also explores the diverse roles social and political institutions and emerging technologies, such as healthtech, can play.
Choosing this LLM means you will be challenged and inspired by world-leading academics dedicated to progressive and innovative thinking in health law and governance - with those teaching the course belonging to the Law School's Centre for Health, Law, and Society. The intellectually demanding, research-rich curriculum will allow you to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and research skills and be empowered to pursue top-flight careers in a variety of fields.
This course has particular appeal for those looking to work in areas such as healthcare regulation, with NGOs and other agencies, or in legal/policy research.
Ranked #3 in the UK for legal research excellence (REF 2021)
We have a large and vibrant international community and University of Bristol LLM students benefit from small class sizes taught by world-leading experts. The LLM in Health, Law and Society provides an exciting range of units that reflect the expertise of our globally-renowned academics and an opportunity to further specialise your degree.
You will take four units (120 credit points overall, 30 credit points each) and a compulsory dissertation (60 credit points). You will take units in Health Inequalities, Law and Society and Law, Governance, and Health, and at least one optional unit linked to the Health, Law and Society programme. You may also take a further Health Law unit or one chosen from the LLM programmes more widely (not all units from the wider LLM programme are available to non-Law graduates).
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our LLM in Health, Law and Society.
Scholarships and Funding
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.
Funding for 2024/25
Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the University of Bristol Law School fees and funding webpages. This includes information about the Law School's Think Big about Global Justice Scholarships, open to international postgraduate students.
Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.
Graduating from Bristol will open doors for careers in a variety of sectors. Suitable for graduates in law, medical and related streams, this LLM will help:
- develop and deepen understanding of health, law, and society,
- build transferable skills,
- provide a springboard into a diverse range of careers,
- boost the prospects for those already working in related fields,
- provide a solid first step towards a research career.
Please visit our careers and employability webpage for more information about the additional opportunities we provide.
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