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

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Course summary

Our MA in Medical Ethics and Law focuses on the legal and ethical questions raised in the context of medicine. These include debates about: consent and those who lack capacity; duties of care relating to treatment and to information disclosure; the treatment of children and adolescents; assisted reproduction and abortion; assisted suicide, euthanasia and end of life decisions; psychiatric ethics and mental health law; organ donation; autonomy and public health; and the allocation of scarce resources. Key benefits

  • The most up-to-date legal and ethical scholarship applied to a wide range of issues in relation to science and medicine. For the medical law only programme, the focus in on legal issues.
  • The courses discuss controversial issues such as euthanasia and abortion with a balanced, analytical approach.
  • Teaching is conducted in small seminar groups of less than 30 to encourage active student participation.
  • Supported by the UK’s first Centre of Medical Law and Ethics and its team of academic staff, each of whom has a very strong research profile and is actively engaged in associated policy issues.

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.

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