International Bilingual Master of Comparative Health Law (with Paris V and King's College London)

This new programme has been jointly created by the University of Neuchâtel, the University of Paris V Descartes and King’s College London.

This bilingual Master’s degree meets the need to train legal practitioners to work effectively in the context of increasing international cooperation. It is open to students from all legal professions relating to Health Law, be they national, European or international.

Thanks to its Institute of Health Law, recognised by the Rectorate as a Centre of Excellence, the University of Neuchâtel plays a leading role within Swiss academia when it comes to Health Law.

The University of Paris V Descartes, whose Faculty of Medicine is the largest in France, is also home to the Law and Health Institute (directed by Prof. Anne Laude and Prof. Didier Tabuteau), one of the best-known and most active Health Law centres in France.

King’s College, recognised in 2014 as the best Faculty of Law in the UK, is home to a Medical Law Centre directed by Prof. Penney Lewis and Prof. Rosamund Scott.

The pooling of these three Universities’ academic resources makes it possible to offer a Master of Comparative Health Law whose quality is probably unrivalled. Students receiving this Master's degree will thus benefit from an excellent level of education, in both French and English, enabling them to learn about other legal and public health systems. With semesters held in Paris, Neuchâtel and then London, they will also be able to discover other cultures, acquiring the openness and flexibility essential to a successful career in today’s professional world.

The programme on offer is unique within Europe, and provides an excellent counterpart to the Master in Health and Biotechnology Law. This will give Swiss students wishing to specialise in Health Law the chance to receive an education focusing on national law or, on the contrary, international and comparative law.