UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health

The course aims to equip students with the skills necessary to play an informed role in debates concerning distributive justice and health. It explores the central ethical, economic and political problems facing health policy in the UK and abroad, especially in relation to social justice. The programme is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper 2nd Class UK undergraduate degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, however, relevant employment or volunteering will be taken into consideration.

Course modules

Core modules: Philosophy politics and economics of health; health policy and reform; cost-benefit analysis and health. Students choose 5 of the following: Bioethics governance; comparative human rights law; conflict, humanitarianism and health; contemporary political philosophy 1 and 2; 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.

Assessment methods

Student performance is assessed through examinations, presentations and coursework (depending on the options chosen), and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
MA Variable - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 7115