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History of Science, Technology and Medicine (PhD)

Study a defined episode in the history of science, technology and medicine or science communication while gaining skills in research, analysis and presentation.

History of Science, Technology and Medicine Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Overview

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
3-4 Years PhD, 1-2 Years MPhil
Entry requirements
Applicants are expected to hold, or about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject area. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Masters degree with a Merit classification.

Full entry requirements

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Contact telephone
0161 2755608
How to apply

Apply online

On the online application form, select PhD or MPhil for this programme and follow the instructions on our How to Apply page.

Applications must be submitted online well in advance of your anticipated start date (6 weeks for home/EU, 12 weeks for overseas). We cannot accept late applications without prior agreement via the Doctoral Academy.

Home/EU applicants:

April 2017 - submission no later than 15 February 2017

September 2017 - submission no later than 15 July 2017

Overseas applicants:

April 2017 - submission in January 2017

September 2017 - submission no later than 1st June 2017

Programme options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Programme description

PhD/MPhil programmes are based on individual research projects that last 3-4 years (PhD) or 1-2 years (MPhil), working with a specific Primary Supervisor and Co-Supervisor(s). Applicants are specifically matched with a Primary Supervisor and individual project based on their research interests and background.

PhD research allows students to develop expert status through detailed study of a clearly-defined episode in the history of science, technology and medicine or science communication studies, whilst gaining broad professional skills in research, analysis and presentation.  PhD students play an important role in the intellectual and social life of the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), and contribute extensively to seminars, reading groups and conferences.

CHSTM research students enjoy among the best study facilities of any comparable unit in the UK.  Where possible we provide a dedicated desk, terminal and storage space for all full-time research students based locally. Students have full access to a specialist library located within CHSTM, and are within five minutes' walk of the John Rylands University Library. The Manchester area is exceptionally rich in resources for the historical study of scientific, medical, technological and industrial change.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,195
    International students (per annum): £17,000