MSc History of Science, Technology and Medicine (including Medical Humanities award route) / Overview
Year of entry: 2018
- Degree awarded
- 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)
- Entry requirements
We require an Upper Second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent in an appropriate discipline, which may include humanities or science subjects. You should provide transcripts or study plans indicating performance on the most relevant course content.
Applicants may also be accepted based on evidence of alternative study, research or professional experience that meets the University's central requirements.
This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from the University of Manchester and other UK universities, upon completion of their third year. For St Andrews students, this includes the three-year course plus the following one or two years spent in Manchester. Intercalating medical students need to have passed all assessments at first attempt (if they are third year) or have no fails in third year if they are fourth year.
- How to apply
You should apply for this course via our online application form . See the Application and selection section for details of the supporting documents that we require with your form.
Please indicate in the text of your application whether you are applying for the core History of Science, Technology and Medicine pathway or the Medical Humanities pathway.
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- Learn at the research centre that pioneered the integrated historical study of science, technology and medicine.
- Benefit from opportunities to work with staff and fellow students specialising in science communication, museum studies, and science and healthcare policy.
- Study in a research-led teaching culture, with particular strengths in 20th century and contemporary history.
- Open up flexible career options, from PhD preparation to jobs in science writing and public engagement.
The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine usually offers open day events in November and February or March of each year. For details, see the open days page on the CHSTM website.
At other times of the year, CHSTM staff are happy to meet potential students individually. Please contact us for an appointment.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,500
International students (per annum): £18,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,750
International students (per annum): £9,000
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment. Please note we can only accept part time applications from international students if they do not require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
Several sources of funding are available. For current possibilities, please see the MSc Funding page on the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine website. Please note that funding application deadlines are usually significantly earlier than the application deadline for the course.
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an Alumni Bursary of £1000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught Master's programmes in 2018. The bursary is available to students or alumni who:
- graduated in 2017 or are graduating in 2018
- hold a first class honours degree
- have home or overseas fee status
- are applying for full or part time study
- are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support
The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the Alumni Bursary criteria so there is no application process.