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MA in the History of Medicine

Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Min. entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

This MA introduces you to the advanced study of the history of medicine and the medical humanities, placing developments in medical theory and practice in a social and cultural framework.

A core taught module in your first term provides a solid foundation in the content, intellectual context and historiography of medicine from the Early Modern to the contemporary period. In your second term, the module Matters of Life and Death allows you to select two or three topics from a broad menu reflecting the expertise of the Centre’s staff. These might include Minds, Madness and Medicine; Medicine and the End of Life; The New Plagues; or Migration, Ethnicity and Health. The course culminates in a dissertation project, giving you an opportunity to do extended research into the questions that have most intrigued you.

You’ll also be able to take full advantage of the Department’s Centre for the History of Medicine by participating in its seminars, lectures and conferences. The programme will particularly appeal if you
wish to acquire the conceptual and practical skills needed to conduct further PhD and academic level research in the history of medicine, or if you are interested in engaging the public with medical history.


Department of History

Postgraduate and Research Co-ordinator
Department of History
University of Warwick
Coventry, CV4 7AL
Tel: +44 (0)24 765 23292

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