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PGCert Healthcare Law (Online Course)

The University of Manchester
15 months
Part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
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PGCert Healthcare Law (Online course)

About this program

PGCert Healthcare Law (Online Course)

Inform your decision-making

Study the theory that underpins effective decision making in practice and develop your critical analysis skills. Our range of flexible, interdisciplinary courses will deepen your understanding of ethical and legal issues in healthcare and will help to build your confidence when faced with complex dilemmas.

The combination of online delivery with consistent support from our experienced and approachable academics will enable you to study while you work.

What you will learn

Studying one of our courses will help you to develop your understanding of ethical and legal issues in a range of real-world scenarios, and a diverse range of contexts. Whether it's allocating healthcare resources, protecting patients' rights, handling patients' consent, matters relating to prolonging life, or issues around reproductive choices, our courses will help you develop your understanding and enhance your decision-making.

Admission requirements

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) applicants must hold a minimum of a Lower Second (2.2) class honours degree. In exceptional circumstances candidates who do not have first degree, but who can demonstrate professional competence, may be admitted.

English language

  • 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 Manchester is 0757
  • Pearson - overall 73 with 73 in writing and no further score below 66

Who this course is for

Whether you are a healthcare professional, work in law and regulation or are a graduate with an interest in healthcare ethics and law, our range of courses will enable you to develop your understanding of these fields and support your professional development.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The range of Healthcare Ethics and Law courses aim to bring you the highest quality of training in healthcare ethics and healthcare law in a flexible and interdisciplinary way, thus catering to the practical needs of healthcare and legal professionals and those in related fields.

You will study a wide variety of ethical and legal subjects in both a domestic and global context, including autonomy, consent, refusal of treatment, mental capacity, confidentiality, the moral status of the foetus, resource allocation, genetic testing, genome sequencing, clinical negligence, organ and tissue transplantation, fertility treatment, genetic manipulation, research ethics, disability screening, euthanasia and end of life care.

  • Medico-Legal Problems
  • Mental Health Law and Policy
  • Medicine, Law and Society

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

100% online courses developed to fit around your lifestyle and circumstances.


Please visit the university's website for more information about tuition fees.


Course learning aims

  • To offer you the opportunity to gain a comprehensive knowledge and firm understanding of healthcare ethics and healthcare law.
  • Provide you with the opportunity to gain the skills needed to apply your understanding to real-world scenarios in a diverse range of contexts.
  • Help develop the skills needed for research and academic writing.

How it will benefit your career

  • Receive the highest quality of teaching in healthcare ethics and healthcare law with an interdisciplinary approach.
  • Gain the skills and knowledge needed to apply ethical and legal approaches to real-world scenarios.
  • Develop your skills in understanding and presenting clear, robust and defendable arguments in response to complex, ethical and legal questions.

About this institute

The University of Manchester

Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, The University of Manchester is recognised across the globe for its research and teaching quality, covering undergraduate and postgraduates programs, as well as specially designed online and blended learning courses to allow...

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Why study at The University of Manchester

  • Leading International University, ranked 6th in the UK and 27th globally
  • Applied & practice-based learning, taking new skills into the workplace immediately
  • Meet with global experts & build your professional network

Contact info

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
United Kingdom

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