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Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health

University College London (UCL)

12 months
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25800 GBP/year
12500 GBP/year
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About

The Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health MA at the University College London (UCL) aims to equip students with the skills necessary to play an informed role in debates concerning equity and health. It explores the central ethical, economic and political problems facing health policy in the UK and globally, especially in relation to social justice.

Overview

Why study this degree at UCL?

This Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health MA at the University College London (UCL) is the only Master's programme in the world of its type. The compulsory modules provide necessary core skills, while the wide range of options enables students to further their own particular interests. 

UCL is at the forefront of interdisciplinary research and teaching in philosophy, health humanities and global health. The programme draws on highly regarded researchers in a range of UCL departments, and students benefit by instruction from some of the leaders in their fields.

The degree is based in UCL's Health Humanities Centre which draws together world-leading researchers from different disciplines including medicine and health in history, philosophy, law, sociology, anthropology, and cultural and film studies. UCL Health Humanities Centre forms part of the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies, which showcases and fosters multidisciplinary research within the humanities and the social sciences, with an active programme of events and visiting international scholars.

Careers

Graduates have gone on to funded research in bioethics and in health policy, and to jobs in the health service, law, journalism, as well as medical education.

Employability

The programme equips students with an ability to think precisely and rigorously about complex problems in health systems and beyond; to work with others to explore solutions; and to write cogently and concisely. Public and private sector health employers and NGOs particularly prize these skills in graduates. The skills that the programme teaches also provide an ideal springboard to further academic study.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Philosophy Politics and Economics of Health
  • Health Policy and Reform
  • Key Principles of Health Economics
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25800 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £6,250
  • International: £12,900

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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