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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Strand Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview:

Develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in the Philosophy of Medicine and Psychiatry as well as studying other fascinating areas of Philosophy, selected from a broad range of modules and covering all areas of the subject.

If you area a philosophy graduate, medical graduate or have an interest in this area, the course will introduce you to key concepts, arguments, texts and techniques in the Philosophy of Medicine and Psychiatry.

Key benefits:

  • Offers a pathway into the Philosophy of Medicine and Psychiatry, particularly well suited to students whose undergraduate background is in medicine.
  • Offers a wide selection of optional topics, both current and historical, covering the entire philosophical spectrum from aesthetics to logic and everything in between.
  • Located in the heart of London

Description:

The course provides you the opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in the philosophy of medicine. You will also have the opportunity to study other areas of philosophy, chosen from a broad range of modules which cover all areas of the subject.

If you are converting from another subject at undergraduate level, you will be strongly encouraged to take our ‘General Philosophy’ module as one of your options, which will introduce you to key theories and arguments, concepts and terminology, and classic texts from right across the philosophical spectrum. Whether you are a philosophy graduate or studying the subject with us for the first time, our course will provide a firm foundation for subsequent doctoral research.

Over the course you will be required to study modules on the Philosophy of Medicine and The Concept of Mental Disorder, each worth 20 credits. You will also write a dissertation of around 10,000-12,000 words, on a topic in the philosophy of medicine, worth 60 credits. Aside from this, you are free to choose around four modules from the Department of Philosophy’s Master’s courses. One of these modules can be chosen from outside the Department, if permission is granted. Together these will total 180 credits.

Career prospects:

Our graduates go on to careers in teaching, management and the financial or public sectors amongst others or further study.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 23,460per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    25th out of 35 8

    17th out of 52 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    183 75%

    17th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    26th

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    177 83%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    37th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    34th

    13

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