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    I have always had an interest in Biology and health, yet I have always wanted to study Law at university. I know some universities do double, dual or joint honours (not to sure what the difference is to be honest).

    Anyway, in particular: Keele University offers
    Law (which can be taken as a 'Dual Honours')
    Along with Human Biology (which can also be taken as a 'Dual Honours').

    The University of Derby offer a similar concept were one can take Law (as a Joint Honours) and Biology (also as a Joint Honours).

    My question is: Is this a good combination for a degree? An unusual mix between LLB and BSc. Are there good job prospects?
    I have tried researching the career of a 'Medical Lawyer' but does that require a degree in Medicine?

    Many thanks in advance!
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    I have posted this in the Law forum as opposed to a Biology/science forum because I would like to go into the Law profession - but have a speciality in health.
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    Alternatively, would it be better to study a regular Law LLB degree and then do postgraduate (Masters) further education for something along the lines of 'Law, Medicine and Health LLM)?
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    I'm having your same problem. Had to choose between Medicine and Law since I want to do something along the line of Bioethics. I ended up applying for Law and Philosophy as a joint honours in the hopes of doing a Master in Bioethics and specializing in healthcare policies later on.
    I'd say that no combination is wrong if it suits your aspirations. Law and Biology could be a very good joint degree if you want to be a Medical Lawyer (which does not require a degree in Medicine, just in Law), but there are a lot of other things you could do with it! Health Law, Medical ethics, and Biomedicine-related jurisdiction are all possible work environments you could end up in.
    I'm sure Universities will consider favourably that you're so sure about what you want to do. And even if you decided halfway through that you want to specialize in another branch of Law, you can always drop Biology or just keep studying it for your personal knowledge.
    What unis have you applied to?

    P.S. Sorry for any mistakes, English is not my first language.
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    (Original post by EleonoraDi)
    I'm having your same problem. Had to choose between Medicine and Law since I want to do something along the line of Bioethics. I ended up applying for Law and Philosophy as a joint honours in the hopes of doing a Master in Bioethics and specializing in healthcare policies later on.
    I'd say that no combination is wrong if it suits your aspirations. Law and Biology could be a very good joint degree if you want to be a Medical Lawyer (which does not require a degree in Medicine, just in Law), but there are a lot of other things you could do with it! Health Law, Medical ethics, and Biomedicine-related jurisdiction are all possible work environments you could end up in.
    I'm sure Universities will consider favourably that you're so sure about what you want to do. And even if you decided halfway through that you want to specialize in another branch of Law, you can always drop Biology or just keep studying it for your personal knowledge.
    What unis have you applied to?

    P.S. Sorry for any mistakes, English is not my first language.
    Thank you so much for your help and advice!
    I haven't applied just yet - I will be applying next year!
    Your English is fine; good luck to you!
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    (Original post by maggiedavies)
    Thank you so much for your help and advice!
    I haven't applied just yet - I will be applying next year!
    Your English is fine; good luck to you!
    Best wishes for your application!
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    (Original post by maggiedavies)
    I have always had an interest in Biology and health, yet I have always wanted to study Law at university. I know some universities do double, dual or joint honours (not to sure what the difference is to be honest).

    Anyway, in particular: Keele University offers
    Law (which can be taken as a 'Dual Honours')
    Along with Human Biology (which can also be taken as a 'Dual Honours').

    The University of Derby offer a similar concept were one can take Law (as a Joint Honours) and Biology (also as a Joint Honours).

    My question is: Is this a good combination for a degree? An unusual mix between LLB and BSc. Are there good job prospects?
    I have tried researching the career of a 'Medical Lawyer' but does that require a degree in Medicine?

    Many thanks in advance!
    Hi, I did law and am now doing medical law masters. I would suggest you do law and then specialise because Derby is not a good university and you should be aiming to attend a good university if you want to be a lawyer. You don't need to know biology to be a medical lawyer, just medical law. Most universities will offer an elective module in medical law or healthcare law, you would also study stuff like clinical negligence when you study law of tort so you will get some coverage of this in your degree.
 
 
 
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