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).
- Historical Research: Theory, Skills and Methods
- Themes and Methods in Medical History
- Matters of Life and Death: Topics in the Medical Humanities
You are required to take two of the following:
- Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Religious Cultures
- Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Consumption
- Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Empire
- Themes and Approaches to the Historical Study of Gender and Sexuality
- Themes in the History of Science, Technology, Environment and Society, 1500-today
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
- 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
4 hours a week.
- 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
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Full-time: 1 year
(September 2019 - September 2020)
Part-time: 2 years
2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject
English Language Requirements
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
See Student Finance
A number of departmental scholarships are
available, which cover Home-EU fees and provide a maintenance stipend are available every year. Previous Scholarships have been awarded for £5k-£10k.
Additional Course Costs
There are no additional course costs.
Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.