University of Bristol

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 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.

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.

The course consists of four taught units and a dissertation.

Entry requirements

You can study a Masters’ level degree after three or more years of study on your professional programme. Please refer to the admissions statement on our intercalation website for full guidance on how your application will be assessed.

Closing date

The closing date for applications will be advised on the University of Bristol Intercalated degrees website.