King's College London, University of London

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: King’s College London

Medical Law MA (Taught)

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Course summary

Our Medical Law MA course focuses on the legal questions raised in the context of medicine. These include debates about assisted reproduction, abortion, assisted suicide and euthanasia, psychiatric ethics and mental health law, organ donation and the allocation of scarce resources. The course is supported by the UK’s first Centre of Medical Law and Ethics and listed as one of the top 10 places to study Medical Law in the World. Key benefits

  • The most up-to-date legal scholarship applied to a very wide range of medical issues.
  • The course discusses controversial issues such as euthanasia and abortion with a balanced approach.
  • Supported by the UK's first Centre of Medical Law and Ethics and its distinguished team of academic staff members, teaching is conducted in small seminar groups of less than 30 to encourage active student participation.
Course purpose For medical/legal professionals, graduates of a relevant discipline, those going on to research and for anyone wanting to think about and discuss some of the hardest human decisions. To study the methods of reasoning and analysis in law and to examine selected areas of health care and medical practice from a further perspective of medical law.

Course details


Entry requirements

2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. law, medicine, philosophy, theology, social science, one of the life sciences, dentistry or nursing studies. Alternative qualifications: Evidence of achievement of an academic level comparable to at least upper second class honours standard through past studies and where previous study, work or experience has made the applicant a suitable candidate, will also be considered.


Fees and funding

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Medical Law MA at King's College London, University of London - UCAS