- Deep dive into healthcare ethics and law, and how the two disciplines interact.
- Participate in a flexible and interdisciplinary course that allows you to pursue your ethical and legal interests.
- Apply bioethical and legal theory to ‘real world’ scenarios.
Master of Arts (MA)
How long it takes:
1 year (full-time); 2 years (part-time)
Distance learning/ Campus
Find out more about
Newcastle Law School
Course unit details
Students will be required to complete 180 credits: 120 credits comprised of taught course units (each of 15 or 30 credits value), and an independent research element of the course worth 60 credits by way of a Masters dissertation of between 12,000 and 15,000 words, which is undertaken over the summer months of the course. The dissertation should be predominantly law-based.
On the full time course, the 120 taught credits can be split in one of two ways: (1) 60 credits in each of the two semesters; or (2) 75 credits in semester one and 45 credits in semester two.
Students registered on the MA in Healthcare Ethics and Law would need to select a majority of their optional courses from the ethics list (Ethics, Genetics and Genomics; Research Ethics). Global Health Law and Bioethics can count as an ethics or law course.
Details of all current course units available in the School of Law can be found on the Faculty of Humanities website.
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Mental Health Law and Policy||CSEP60102||15||Optional|
|Ethics & Genetics and Genomics||CSEP60192||15||Optional|
|Global Health Law and Bioethics||CSEP60222||15||Optional|
|Medicine, Law and Society||CSEP60962||15||Optional|
|Children, Medicine and the Law||CSEP60972||15||Optional|
Academic entry qualification overview
MA applicants must hold a minimum Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject.
Those applicants who do not satisfy the entry requirements for direct entry onto our MA course may wish to be considered for entry onto the Postgraduate Diploma course.
In exceptional circumstances candidates who do not have first degree, but who can demonstrate professional competence, may be admitted on the Postgraduate Diploma course. Transfer to the MA, if requested, will be considered based on marks obtained in the taught component, and is dependent upon the student reaching Master’s level in the taught modules.
- IELTS – overall score of 7, including 7 in writing with no further component score below 6.5;
- TOEFL IBT 103 with 28 in writing and no further score below 25 in each section. TOEFL code for Newcastle is 0757.
- Pearson – overall 73 with 73 in writing and no further score below 66
Scores are valid for 2 years.
Please note that CAS statements are issued only when all conditions of the offer have been satisfied, PDF copy of passport received and the offer accepted.
- MA (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
International students (per annum): £19,000
- MA (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
International students (per annum): £9,500
- PGDip (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £6,334
International students (per annum): £12,667
- PGDip (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,167 per annum
International students (per annum): £6,334
You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.
All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.