The course provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate 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.Geared to philosophy graduates, medical and other graduates, the course introduces them to key concepts, arguments, texts and techniques in the Philosophy of Medicine and Psychiatry.
• 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.
Application status Open
Duration One year FT, two years PT, September to September.
Study mode Full-time, Part-time
Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90
Course intake No fixed number.
Course leaders Dr John Callanan and Professor Sherrilyn Roush
Dr John Callanan and Professor Sherrilyn Roush
Course contact for further information Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 7000 fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Course contact form Postgraduate admissions
Awarding institution King's College London
Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Department of Philosophy
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TeachingWe 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.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
AssessmentYou will be assessed through a combination of examination and coursework, as well as a dissertation.
Regulating bodyKing's College London is regulated by the Office for Students.
In addition, if you are a full-time student, you are required to take 80 credits from a range of optional modules, outlined in the list below. If you are a part-time student, you are required to take between 20 and 40 credits from this list in your first year, and then 40 to 60 credits in your second, to total 80 credits over the two years. The list may include: • Aesthetics (20 credits)• Early Modern Philosophy (20 credits)• Epistemology (20 credits)• Epistemology II: Special Topics (20 credits)• Ethics (20 credits)• Ethics II: Special Topics (20 credits)• Ethics of Science & Technology (20 credits)• First-Order Logic (20 credits)• Foundations of Analytic Philosophy (20 credits)• Foundations of Phenomenology (20 credits)• Gender & Philosophy (20 credits)• General Philosophy (40 credits)• Greek Philosophy I: Plato (20 credits)• Greek Philosophy II: Aristotle (20 credits)• Greek Philosophy III: Special Topics (20 credits)• Indian Philosophy I: The Orthodox Schools (20 credits)• Indian Philosophy II: The Heterodox Schools (20 credits)• Kant I: Critique of Pure Reason (20 credits)• Kant II: Moral Philosophy (20 credits)• Mathematical Logic: Limitative Results (20 credits)• Medieval Philosophy (20 credits)• Metaphysics (20 credits)• Metaphysics II (20 credits)• Methodology of the History of Philosophy (20 credits)• Modal Logic (20 credits)• Nineteenth-Century Continental Philosophy (20 credits)• Philosophy of Biology (20 credits)• Philosophy, Literature & Method (20 credits)• Philosophy of Language (20 credits)• Philosophy of Mathematics (20 credits)• Philosophy of Mind (20 credits)• Philosophy of Mind II: Special Topics (20 credits)• Philosophy of Physics (20 credits)• Philosophy of Psychology I (20 credits)• Philosophy of Psychology II (20 credits)• Philosophy of Religion (20 credits)• Philosophy of Science (20 credits)• Political Philosophy (20 credits)• Political Philosophy II: Special Topics (20 credits)• Set Theory (20 credits)• Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy (20 credits)• Up to 40 credits from a range of Master’s modules offered across King’s College London (including up to 20 credits from Graduate Language Modules offered by King’s Modern Language Centre) or exceptionally at University College London or Birkbeck, subject to approvalsIf you have no background in philosophy we will strongly encourage you to take the General Philosophy module.There are a limited number of spaces available on each optional module. King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant courses of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.
Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in Philosophy or any other field (which may but need not be Medicine). Conversion students should show evidence of an interest in and aptitude for the subject.
In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme.
Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £60 applies.
With your application form, you must include a sample of written work totalling approximately 3,000 words. We do not routinely interview applicants, but we may call you for interview; and you are very welcome to call the department to arrange a visit. We aim to process all complete applications within four to six weeks, although this may take longer over holiday periods.
You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:
We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline is the 29 March 2019. Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full.
If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.
Students starting their programme in 2019/20 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.
These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.
When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.
The UK/EU deposit is £500.
The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000.
If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.
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