LLM in Bioethics

The LLM program with an option in Bioethics is an interdisciplinary program that emphasizes both the conceptual and practical aspects of bioethics, with students applying through the Faculties of Law, Medicine, and Religious Studies, and the Department of Philosophy.

For further information regarding this program, please refer to McGill’s Biomedical Ethics Unit.

LLM in Bioethics with Thesis requirements

Thesis requirements

Master of Laws with Thesis

Credits 45 credits (24 research credits and 21 course credits)
Required courses

12 credits:
CMPL 641 - Theoretical Approaches to Law
BIOE 680 - Bioethical Theory
BIOE 681 - Bioethics Practicum
LAWG 601 - Communication 1
LAWG 602 - Communication 2


24 credits:
BIOE 690 - M.Sc. Thesis Literature Survey
BIOE 691 - M.Sc. Thesis Research Proposal
BIOE 692 - M.Sc.Thesis Res Progress Rep
BIOE 693 - M.Sc. Thesis

Complementary credits

Elective courses (9 credits) with a minimum of 3 credits in Bioethics courses, with remaining credits to be chosen from the Faculty of Law and Bioethics offerings at the 500 or 600 level.

One of the following:
CMPL 642 - Law and Health Care
PHIL 643 - Seminar:Medical Ethics
RELG 571 - Ethics, Medicine and Religion


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