Skip to main content Skip to navigation

History of Medicine - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2019 Entry)

This MA 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.

Throughout the course, you will use a wide range of sources available to the historian of medicine (e.g. medical texts, practice records, diaries, case records, public health reports and health propaganda, and visual sources).

Related Degrees:


  • Core modules and optional modules will be delivered by weekly two-hour seminars
  • MA methodological core module by a variety of lectures, seminars and workshops

Contact Hours:

4 hours a week.

Class Sizes:

14 students.


  • Submission of a 6,000 word essay
  • A 15,000 word dissertation is required

Our graduates have progressed into roles such as:

  • Market Research Executive
  • Event Manager
  • Reporter

To Visit Warwick...

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.

Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Part-time: 2 years

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language Requirements

Band C

IELTS overall score of 7.5, minimum component scores of two at 6.5/7.0 and the rest at 7.5 or above.

Department of Study


Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

See Student Finance


The department is pleased to announce that it will be awarding a bursary to an outstanding student applying for entry in 2019/20.

The award will cover Home/EU fees and up to £10,000 stipend. All applicants will be considered. If you pay overseas fees the bursary will cover up to the value of home/EU fees.

Applicants must submit an online University application to be considered. Please visit the History Department funding page for more information.

Additional Course Costs

There are no additional course costs.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.