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Study at CHM


students at work in the CHM Hub

Postgraduate students in CHM can expect to be part of a thriving and supportive community of MA, MPhil and PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, academic staff and the wide range of CHM Associates and other contacts. There is a very good ‘collegiate’ atmosphere, with plenty of formal, informal, academic and social interaction.

CHM's doctoral students can apply for workspace in shared offices, offered by the Dept of History, and will often be allocated space together. MA students are able to use CHM's resources room/library as a base.

Students participate in (and sometimes organise) a very busy programme of events of all kinds. There are conferences, workshops and seminars, many with external speakers, but also 'reading lunches', 'work in progress fora' and support sessions to extend students’ skills, as well as the occasional outing to arts exhibitions etc. There are also opportunities to contribute to our public engagement projects – recently, students have worked on a theatre production on Madness and Migration, and organised a series of public exhibitions in the local hospital.

Students who are not formally part of CHM but who are taking some History of Medicine modules or have overlapping interests are also welcome to join us for many of our activities.


The Centre's Annual Reports (main menu 'About the Centre' above) and the Events pages will give you more information about CHM.

Please also explore the pages on Teaching and Funding for further details.