Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health

Courses at the Centre for Philosophy, Justice and Health

Sickle Cell Anaemia. . EM Unit, UCL Medical School, Royal Free Campus, Wellcome Images. This image shows 2 red blood cells, the one in front is displaying the characteristic "sickle-shape" (a flattened 'C' shape) common to the disease.

MA Course: Philosophy, Politics and Economics of Health

This unique programme equips students to play an informed role in debates concerning distributive justice and health. It explores the central ethical, economic and political problems facing health policy in the UK and abroad, especially in relation to social justice. The course covers relevant areas of moral and political theory, economics, and political and historical analysis. Find out more, and how to apply, here.


The Centre runs a Research Seminar in Philosophy, Justice and Health each Autumn term. Seminar series have examined climate ethics, global bioethics,  autonomy and mental capacity, health inequalities, and the capability approach to health.