UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

Health humanities seeks novel ways of understanding health and illness in society, and how methods from the humanities and social studies may be brought to bear on biomedicine, clinical practice, and the politics of health care. Experiences and portrayals of health and illness in literature, film and contemporary culture are also studied.

Course Modules

Core modules: Illness (an introduction to health humanities); madness (an introduction to health humanities). Options: Anthropology and psychiatry; classical Chinese medicine; clinically applied cultural psychiatry; conflict, humanitarianism and health; cultural memory; death, dying and consequences; disease in history; German literature and psychology; global health and development: emerging policy debates; global justice and health; health inequalities over the life course; health policy and reform; madness and literature; medical anthropology; medieval science and medicine in global perspective; science, technology, and identity; social value and public policy, health and the environment.

Course Additional Entry

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

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
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,510  Academic year. First year home fees
5 years
Variable
MA (Postgraduate)