LLM in Health, Law and Society


If you are interested in the relationships between health and law, and want a degree that gives you diverse career opportunities, then our LLM in Health, Law, and Society provides the answer.

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.

Marking a clear evolution in the field of Law and Health, the programme focuses on how we should approach the greatest challenges and opportunities for law and policy as mechanisms to address health and well-being, looking across society at questions including reproductive justice, social and mental health and well-being, health inequalities, and the roles of social and political institutions in shaping health, law, and society.

As such, you will be tackling wide-ranging questions concerning the impacts of law, regulation, policy, and practice on health and well-being, in a subject that requires collaboration across public, private and third-sector organisations and considers personal rights and freedoms, social and political controls, and the wider environmental and social determinants of ill-health and the associated inequalities in opportunities and outcomes.

You will be challenged by internationally recognised academics with a wealth of experience working with organisations responsible for policy development, professional regulation, and social advocacy.

You will become part of the Centre for Health, Law, and Society, which is founded on a broad understanding of health and well-being, and examines the role and effect of law and regulation across sectors, both within and far beyond health care.

And you will develop understanding and transferable skills that open up diverse career paths in policy, health care management, health regulation, health and social care provision, legal practice, public health practice, advocacy and legal/policy research at the third-most targeted university by Britain’s top 100 employers – a university that sees global health as a key priority area.

This is a great opportunity to develop a multi-faceted view of health and wellbeing that future employers will be looking for. Find out more today.

Applicants to the September 2019 intake of the LLM in Health, Law, and Society are invited to apply to a scholarship scheme that is generously funded by the Wellcome Trust. Please view our Wellcome Trust Scholarship webpage for full details.

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Intercalated Degrees

We accept applications from medical, dentistry, and veterinary students wishing to intercalate. FIND OUT MORE.

Wellcome Trust Scholarship

The Wellcome Trust Scholarship is a scheme generously funded by the Wellcome Trust for students intending to commence an LLM in Health, Law and Society in September 2019. FIND OUT MORE.