From prioritising scarce resources and life/death care decisions, to regulation and conduct in clinical trials and vaccinations, healthcare management poses multiple ethical and legal challenges. Our MA explores the diverse moral problems facing those involved, including clinicians, policymakers, law makers and lawyers. You’ll gain a deeper and more systematic understanding of these issues, together with the knowledge and tools to identify potential legal liability and help solve problems. Popular among various medical, healthcare and legal professionals, as well as recent graduates, this course can be studied flexibly over one, two or five years in short, intensive teaching blocks. Why choose this course?
- A pioneer in medical ethics and law education, Keele’s programme is one of the longest-running in the UK, delivered continuously since 1987
- Block teaching delivery (typically three days every two months or so) allows you to study and work full-time and this course benefits from essay-based assessment (no exams)
- Enjoy rich ethical debates with diverse student cohort which typically includes professionals with medical, legal, religious, voluntary, social, research, education, even media backgrounds
- Taught by trained philosophers, educators and lawyers
For information regarding modules for this course, please visit the course page on the Keele University website.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The Law Society
- The Bar Council
Applicants should have at least a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject such as medicine, nursing, law, philosophy or medical sciences. We will also consider applicants with equivalent work experience and/or professional/international qualifications in healthcare. Please enquire if you don't have the relevant qualifications but have a professional or other serious interest in health care ethics and law, including (but not limited to) doctors, nurses, midwives, health care managers, intercalating medical students, physiotherapists, radiographers, chaplains, and voluntary workers. Applicants will need to provide 1 academic reference. If you have been out of study for a number of years, an employment reference will be suitable instead. The English Language entry requirement for International students is 6.5. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests. Students who have graduated from a country where English is the first language and the degree was taught and assessed in English are not normally required to take an IELTS or other English language test. If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes to help you reach the required level of English. During your degree programme you can study additional English language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.
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