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MA Health, Ethics and Society

Course Description

The MA in Health, Ethics and Society will develop an understanding of the cultural, economic and philosophical factors shaping health and wellbeing more generally. It will help provide skills for decision-making and engagement that will be of use to both professionals and those approaching the course out of personal interest.

Course Overview

Health is now widely recognized as a universal human right, enshrined in the WHO Constitution; both national and international policies highlight the necessity of social and cultural factors to promote health and wellbeing. At the same time, tightened regimes of fiscal rectitude necessitate difficult decisions about the distribution of scarce resources for health care, and discourse has often shifted away from collective health promotion to focus on individual rights and responsibilities. For instance, the Wales Department of Health’s recent strategy document Together for Health (2011) has highlighted issues of inequality, rising patient expectations, and the need to increase health and wellbeing in the population in the face of limited staffing and funding resources. Thus, there exists a real need for greater critical understanding of the social and cultural determinants of health, ethical health care and health policy decision-making, and the complex interactions between individuals and the societies that they live in. The MA in Health, Ethics and Society will develop these understandings.


Research Methods: Ethnography and Fieldwork
Medical Anthropology
Applied Ethics
Self and Society
Health, Care and Society
Moral Philosophy
Modern Yoga and Ayurveda
Ancient Medicine
Environmental Philosophy
Professional Practice Framework
Anthropology and the Environment

For full details of module availability and descriptions please visit: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ma-health-ethics-society/ Module descriptions are updated annually in August prior to the start of the academic year.

Key Features

The programme is based upon an established pool of expertise in related concerns, and covers a range of projects undertaken over a number of years.
Staff are research-active and regularly attend academic conferences.
Complements the CPD framework adopted by the Health Professions Council (HPC).
Flexible delivery through Distance Learning.
The staff expertise represents a considerable bank of knowledge and skills that will underpin this programme and will ensure students' educational experience is of a high quality.

Entry Criteria

The normal minimum requirement for admission is a Bachelor’s degree, with good 2.1 honours, or equivalent. However as part of an inclusive approach to learning we encourage students from non traditional entry points, or without recognised educational backgrounds but who have an equivalent and appropriate professional qualification or significant relevant professional experience, to apply. In such cases the programme leader may ask for a telephone/Skype conversation or request evidence in the form of a piece of work, report or analysis of some sort to satisfy themselves that each student is able to fulfil their potential on the course

For information on our postgraduate study scholarships please visit: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bursaries/

Visit the MA Health, Ethics and Society page on the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David web site for more details!

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Postgraduate Study Scholarship - No. of awards TBC

Available to UK students enrolling in their first year of a postgraduate programme who require
assistance with their fees. Awarded as fee reduction.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Available to UK students enrolling in their first year of a postgraduate programme who require assistance with their fees. Awarded as fee reduction.

Application Procedure

Application forms can be downloaded from: http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bursaries/application-forms/
the application deadline for 2015/16 is 4th September 2015

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applicants for the MA Health, Ethics and Society will normally be expected to achieve at least a 2:1 degree in a cognate discipline; those with 2:2 may be considered for entry onto the Postgraduate Diploma in the first instance).

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