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A Unique MSc in Medicolegal Practice Programme at the University of Chester




This is a unique and innovative programme that aims to inform and equip the individual with the necessary knowledge and skills to practise as an expert witness.

Health professionals from medicine, dentistry, nursing, occupational therapy are often asked for expert opinion by the Court and this programme has been specially designed by medicolegal experts in our Faculty of Health and Social Care and our Law School to enable senior health professionals to develop their knowledge and skills as a medicolegal expert.



Programme Structure


Postgraduate Certificate (60 Credits)


Introduction to Medicolegal Practice (Core)


Philosophy, Ethics and Medicolegal Practice (Core)


Medicolegal Skills (Core)

Postgraduate Diploma (120 Credits)


Advanced Medicolegal Skills (Core)


(must complete two modules from below)


Comparative Study of Medicolegal Issues across International Jurisdictions


Medicolegal Practice and Criminal Proceedings


Family Law and Opinion for the Courts


Independent Study

MSc in Medicolegal Practice (180 Credits)


Medicolegal Practice: Dissertation and Research Methodology


Duration of Study

PG Cert             Part time: 1 year

PG Dip                            Part-time: 2 years

MSc                     Part-time: 3 - 6 years



Cost for academic year 2013/14 - £735 per 20 credit module. This is far more cost effective than existing non-University courses.



The programme will normally be delivered on the University of Chester campuses.


Teaching, learning and assessment

The programme will embrace an exciting range of approaches to teaching and learning including residential blocks where lectures, case studies, interactive seminars and court-writing and court room skill workshops consolidated by online resources such as podcasts, videos and interactive case studies accessed in the student’s own time. Critical reflection will be encouraged and assessment will be by essays, presentations and exams.

Entry requirements

Students will be accepted onto the programme only following an interview, either in person or via telephone or electronic means.


Programme Aims


For further information on the programme please contact:

Professor Ben Green, FRCPsych, FHEA, MB, ChB,

Programme Leader

Professor of Postgraduate Medical Education and Psychiatry,
Faculty of Health and Social Care,
University of Chester,
Riverside Campus,
Castle Drive,
CH1 1SL.



For admission enquiries please contact:

Health and Social Care Admissions

Telephone: 01244 511000



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Copyright Priory Lodge Education 2013 -

First Published June 2013

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