LLM Law - Health, Law and Society

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Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Awards available LLM
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Part-time study requires daytime weekday attendance
Start date September 2022

Programme overview

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, 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 healthcare regulation, with NGOs and other agencies, or in legal/policy research. Find out how you can do more with law at the University of Bristol Law School.

Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK: full-time
£10,900
UK: part-time (two years)
£5,450
Overseas: full-time
£20,900

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni discount

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.

Funding for 2022/23

Information about funding and scholarships can be found on the University of Bristol Law School fees and funding web pages. This includes information about the Law School’s Think Big about Global Justice Scholarships, open to international postgraduate students.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

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.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold an upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent professional experience) in law, medical and related streams such as medicine and nursing. A degree in law is not a prerequisite.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website. 

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

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 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.

Visit our Careers 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)

Expected application closure date

Applications for 2022 have now closed and will reopen for 2023 entry in October 2022.

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Contact details

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 39 41649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

School website: University of Bristol Law School

International students

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REF 2021 results

The University of Bristol is ranked fifth for research in the UK (Times Higher Education), with 94% of our research assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Full REF 2021 results for the University of Bristol.

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