LLM in Health, Law and Society University of Bristol Law School
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 – and graduate 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 on 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, the research-rich curriculum they deliver makes our graduates stand out, able to demonstrate excellent legal, analytical and research skills and 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. Find out how you can do more with the law at the University of Bristol Law School.
Ranked #3 in the UK for legal research excellence (REF 2021)
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.
Applicants intercalating from professional medicine, dentistry and veterinary sciences programmes must have successfully completed year three to be eligible for this programme.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
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 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 programme 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.
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Graduating from a world-leading law school* will open doors in a variety of sectors. The content and approach to teaching in this programme will develop and deepen your understanding of health, law, and society, whilst building many transferable skills. This LLM can provide a springboard into a diverse range of careers - or boost the prospects for those already working in related fields. This programme would also be of interest to recent graduates in law, policy, politics and cognate fields, and of interest to anyone aiming to pursue a career in research.
Please visit our Careers and Employability web page for more information about the support and opportunities we provide during your studies.
*A top 50 Law School (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)
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