MA programme in Philosophy of Medicine & Psychiatry

Medicine raises philosophical questions specific to the field, such as how we should define health and disease, mental normality and capacity, and how to make end-of-life decisions, but it also raises core philosophical issues in value theory, epistemology, metaphysics, and even political philosophy. Psychiatry holds a contested place, both within and as distinct from medicine, and therefore raises additional philosophical questions within each of these areas. This programme thus combines study of the philosophy of medicine with the study of both core philosophy and essential elements of philosophy of psychiatry. You will study with philosophers and health professionals who specialise in philosophical issues in medicine and psychiatry.

This programme replaces the MA programme in Philosophy of Medicine. For more information, see the programme webpage.

Contact for questions about applying and the programme:

John Callanan –

Contacts for questions about the curriculum content:

Past Syllabi — for guidance only

Modules available in this programme as electives — for guidance only