University of Warwick

University of Warwick

Philosophy of Science and Mental Health

This is a 5-day taught module followed by an assignment and is available as a stand-alone PGA or as a module within the MA/MSc in philosophy and ethics of mental health programme; the aim is to come to a better understanding of the nature and role of science in mental health practice and research; as in previous modules, mental health has as much to say to philosophy as vice versa; the issues covered, although large in mental health, are inherent in all areas of science; the sections of the module cover the main stages of the clinical process (psychopathology, classification, diagnosis, aetiology and prognosis), research and the use of evidence.

Entry requirements

Applicants usually need at least a 2.2 Honours in a 1st degree of an approved university in a relevant discipline or disciplines. If the 1st language is not English, 1 of the following recognised English language qualifications: IELTS (British council international testing system) of at least 6.5 with 6.5 in reading and writing; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of at least 92 (internet-based iBT), PTE 62, CAE 60+ or CPE.

Assessment methods

4,000 word essay.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PGA Part-time day £ 3,370 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PGA Part-time day £ 7,595 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL West Midlands

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