Medical Ethics and Law - MA

From prioritising scarce resources and life/death care decisions, to regulation and conduct in clinical trials and vaccinations, healthcare management poses multiple ethical and legal challenges. Our MA explores the diverse moral problems facing those involved, including clinicians, policymakers, law makers and lawyers. You’ll gain a deeper and more systematic understanding of these issues, together with the knowledge and tools to identify potential legal liability and help solve problems. Popular among various medical, healthcare and legal professionals, as well as recent graduates, this course can be studied flexibly over one, two or five years in short, intensive teaching blocks.

Month of entry

  • September

Mode of study

  • Full time, Part time


Subject area

  • Ethics, Law

Fees for 2023 entry

  • UK - Full time £8,000 per year.
    International - £17,700 per year.

Duration of study

  • Full time - 1 year, Part time - 2 years, Modular - Up to 5 years

Why study Medical Ethics and Law at Keele University?

A pioneer in medical ethics and law education, Keele’s programme is one of the longest-running in the UK, delivered continuously since 1987
Block teaching delivery (typically three days every two months or so) allows you to study and work full-time and this course benefits from essay-based assessment (no exams)
Enjoy rich ethical debates with diverse student cohort which typically includes professionals with medical, legal, religious, voluntary, social, research, education, even media backgrounds
Taught by trained philosophers, educators and lawyers
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Keele Postgraduate Association

Keele University is one of a handful of universities in the UK to have a dedicated students' union for postgraduate students. A fully registered charity, Keele Postgraduate Association serves as a focal point for the social life and welfare needs of all postgraduate students during their time at Keele.

KPA interior

Hugely popular, the KPA Clubhouse (near Horwood Hall) provides a dedicated postgraduate social space and bar on campus, where you can grab a bite to eat and drink, sit quietly and read a book, or switch off from academic life at one of the many regular events organised throughout the year. The KPA also helps to host a variety of conferences, as well as other academic and career sessions, to give you and your fellow postgraduates the opportunities to come together to discuss your research, and develop your skills and networks.

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