History of Science, Technology and Medicine Overview
Year of entry: 2017
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- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 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.
- Contact email
- Contact telephone
- 0161 2755608
- How to apply
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.
April 2017 - submission no later than 15 February 2017
September 2017 - submission no later than 15 July 2017
April 2017 - submission in January 2017
September 2017 - submission no later than 1st June 2017
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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.
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
Search for a project
Use our database to find a research project by subject area, supervisor or funding type.
Find out about the research community, facilities and training delivered by our Doctoral Academy.