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Wellcome Trust Scholarships for the Law School’s LLM in Health, Law, and Society

9 November 2021

Applicants to the September 2022 intake of the University of Bristol’s groundbreaking LLM in Health, Law, and Society are invited to apply to a scholarship scheme that is generously funded by the Wellcome Trust.

The LLM in Health, Law, and Society is a distinctive, master’s level degree that goes beyond traditional courses on healthcare law to look at the relationships between law, governance and health across society and governmental sectors.

The Wellcome Trust's aims with the scholarship scheme are to:

  • Improve students’ understanding of health through the humanities or social sciences
  • Prepare students for a career in health-related humanities or social science research
  • Build an influential and diverse population of talented researchers

The scholarship will provide:

Eligibility: The scheme is open to students who pay UK fees, or international students from countries with low- or middle income economies as listed on the Wellcome Trust's website.

To apply for the scholarship: On submitting your application to the LLM programme in Health, Law, and Society applicants must email an additional personal statement as a Word document or PDF to the HLS LLM Mailbox.

This statement should explain in no more than 500 words:

  • How the LLM in Health, Law, and Society fits the applicant's career plans and ambitions; and
  • How the degree will help the applicant contribute to Wellcome’s aims with the funding scheme (as listed above).

Deadline: To be eligible for a scholarship, applications must be received by 5pm on Friday 3rd June, 2022.

Up to two scholarships will be awarded for the 2022-23 academic year. Selection criteria will account for applicants’ academic excellence, the aims of the degree programme, and the aims of the Wellcome Trust with this scholarship scheme.

Decisions will be made by Friday 17th June, 2022. Successful applicants will be required to communicate their acceptance of the scholarship by Friday 1st July, 2022.


Further information

The LLM in Health, Law, and Society: Marking a clear evolution in the field of Law and Health, this distinctive master's level degree goes beyond traditional courses on healthcare law. Looking at the relationships between law, governance, and health across society and governmental sectors, it open up diverse career opportunities in and out of law.

The Centre for Health, Law, and Society (CHLS) promotes cross-disciplinary and cross-sector perspectives on the impacts of law and governance on physical, mental and social wellbeing. Based within the University of Bristol Law School, the CHLS comprises leading scholars whose work focuses on wide-ranging practical areas from within and far beyond health care systems, including clinical medicine, reproductive care, mental health, social care, and public and global health.

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