The MA in the History of Medicine aims to introduce you to the advanced study of the history of medicine, and to equip you with the conceptual and practical skills to carry out independent historical research in this field.
You are encouraged to engage with a range of concepts, and to place developments within medical theory and practice in a broad social and cultural framework.
- Historical Research: Theory, Skills & Methods
- Themes and Methods in Medical History
- Matters of Life & Death: Topics in the Medical Humanities
All students are required to take one of the following optional modules:
- Themes & Approaches to the Historical Study of Religious Cultures
- Themes & Approaches to the Historical Study of Consumption
- Themes & Approaches to the Historical Study of Empire
- Themes & Approaches to the Historical Study of Gender & Sexuality
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
All course-specific core modules and optional modules will be delivered by weekly two-hour seminars, and the MA methdological core module by a variety of lectures, seminars and workshops.
All modules apart from the dissertation will be assessed solely by the submission of a 6,000 word essay. A 15,000 word dissertation is required (20,000 for MA in History of Medicine students), The dissertation project will be undertaken under the supervision of one of the Department’s faculty members.
Outside academia, postgraduates from this course have entered careers including teaching, publishing, curatorial and heritage positions, political campaigning, and roles in the creative sector.
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language requirements
Department of study
Location of study
University of Warwick
Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £19,300 per year
Home/EU: £4,290 per year
Overseas: £9,650 per year
Find out more about fees and funding.