Over the course you will be required to study modules on the Philosophy of Medicine and The Concept of Mental Disorder, each worth 15 credits. All students are expected to take Research Preparation Seminar in Terms 1 and 2 (30 credits). Aside from this, you can choose four further modules (4 x 15=60 credits) from the Department of Philosophy’s Master’s courses. Students new to philosophy are expected to take the General Philosophy module in Term 1 (15 credits) as one of these four. You will also write a dissertation of around 10,000-12,000 words during the summer months, on a topic in the philosophy of medicine and psychiatry worth 60 credits.. One of these modules can be chosen from outside the Department, if permission is granted. Together these will total 180 credits.
We will teach you through lectures and seminars. Each optional module will take two to four hours a week, and you should ensure that you are available to attend seminars at least two days a week.
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.