UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The course aims to equip students with the skills necessary to play an informed role in debates concerning distributive justice and health. It explores the central ethical, economic and political problems facing health policy in the UK and abroad, especially in relation to social justice. The programme is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Course Modules

Core modules: Philosophy politics and economics of health; health policy and reform; cost'benefit analysis and health. Students choose 5 of the following: Bioethics governance; comparative human rights law; conflict, humanitarianism and health; contemporary political philosophy 1 and 2; death, dying and consequences; disability and development; ethics in welfare economics; general philosophy (epistemology and metaphysics); general philosophy (moral and political philosophy); global health and development; global justice and health; graduate studies in moral philosophy, ethics and regulation of research; health inequalities over the life'course; key principles of health economics; medical anthropology; normative ethics; public ethics; research in philosophy, justice and health.

Course Additional Entry

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK undergraduate degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, however, relevant employment or volunteering will be taken into consideration.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,020  Academic year. First year home fees
3 - 5 years
Variable
MA (Postgraduate)
1 year
Full Time
PgDip
2 - 5 years
Part Time
PgDip