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MA Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
18670 GBP
National
9020 GBP
EU
75 GBP

Application fee

International 75 GBP
National 75 GBP
EU 75 GBP
Department
Arts and Humanities
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

The programme covers relevant areas of moral and political theory, political and historical analysis, and economics, to allow students to come to a wide understanding of background issues, history and constraints, in order to be able to make a positive contribution to current debates in this field.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of three core modules (45 credits), five optional modules (75 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).

A Postgraduate Diploma of 120 credits is available, consisting of three core modules (45 credits), and five optional modules (75 credits).

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Eligibility Criteria

This research based Master's degree is suitable for those students entering postgraduate study with a strong background in the discipline, gained either through an undergraduate degree, or through a well-regarded conversion Master's programme.

English Language Requirements

All students whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which they have applied.

This requirement is specified in order to ensure that the academic progress of students is not hindered by language difficulties and that students are able to integrate socially while studying at UCL and living in the UK.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Entry Requirement

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; however, relevant employment/volunteering will be taken into consideration.

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Course Modules

Core Modules

  • Philosophy Politics and Economics of Health
  • Health Policy and Reform
  • Cost-benefit Analysis and Health

Options
Students choose five of the following:

  • Bioethics Governance
  • Comparative Human Rights Law
  • Conflict, Humanitarianism and Health
  • Contemporary Political Philosophy I and II
  • 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
  • Modules from other UCL Master's-level programmes, subject to approval from the Course Director and timetabling constraints.

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of up to 12,000 words.

Teaching and Learning
The programme is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Student performance is assessed through examinations, presentations and coursework (depending on the options chosen), and the dissertation.

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How to Apply

You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.

Applications must be supported by:

  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

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