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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Our MA in Philosophy and Mental Health gives you a better understanding of psychiatry, and mental health care more broadly, as you analyse fundamental concepts.

The programme responds to a newly developing interdisciplinary field looking at conceptual and evaluative aspects of mental health care. It’s based on the Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry, co-authored by the course leader.

Why study with us

  • You’ll critically examine assumptions that drive the mental health care agenda and develop analytic and argumentative skills to inform your practice.
  • Mental health raises conceptual as well as empirical difficulties and you’ll study key themes.
  • You’ll examine the role of values in diagnosis, the validity or objectivity of taxonomy and the central relationship of mind and brain.

Future careers

You’ll develop your analytical and argumentative skills with our MA in Philosophy and Mental Health. It will help inform your practice and, in some cases, could see you add to research being carried out in this newly developing field. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

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    55th out of 78 3

    45th out of 55

    20th out of 77 8

  • Entry standards

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    133 63%

    26th

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94.0 94%

    64th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.41 68%

    78th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    82 39%

    51st

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  • Student satisfaction

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    4.73 95%

    1st

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    / Max 177
    133 80%

    25th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    29th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    57th

    8

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