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Philosophy & Mental Health

3 Years
September 2023
Distance Learning

Our MA in Philosophy and Mental Health gives you a better understanding of psychiatry, and mental health care more broadly, as you analyse fundamental concepts.

Why study with us

  • You’ll critically examine assumptions that drive the mental health care agenda and develop analytic and argumentative skills to inform your practice.
  • Mental health raises conceptual as well as empirical difficulties and you’ll study key themes.
  • You’ll examine the role of values in diagnosis, the validity or objectivity of taxonomy and the central relationship of mind and brain.

What you'll do

  • You’ll work in mental health care, be a service user or have a philosophy or psychology background.
  • Teaching is by distance learning and designed to fit around your work commitments.
  • It could lead to you carrying out original research in this newly developing field.

Module overview

Course delivery

This is a distance learning course which is taught entirely online with no face-to-face teaching.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

You’ll develop your analytical and argumentative skills with our MA in Philosophy and Mental Health. It will help inform your practice and, in some cases, could see you add to research being carried out in this newly developing field.

Fees and funding

Distance Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£900 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£900 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Nursing located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

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