MA-History of Science, Medicine, Environment, and Technology
The School of History at the University of Kent offers a great environment in which to research and study. Situated in a beautiful cathedral city with its own dynamic history, the University is within easy reach of the main London archives and is convenient for travelling to mainland Europe.
The School of History is a lively, research-led department where postgraduate students are given the opportunity to work alongside academics recognised as experts in their respective fields. The School was placed second nationally for ‘world-class’ research in themost recent Research Assessment Exercise, and consistently scores highly in the National Student Survey.
The School’s complementary Centres for the History of Medicine, Ethics and Medical Humanities, and for the Sciences have a strong postgraduate research group, and support full or part-time research. Recently completed theses include projects on 19th-century literature and science, the relations between instrument makers and natural philosophers, the history of home computers, the construction of engineering science in Britain, and the history of Porton Down. Current research includes literature and science in 20th-century cultural context, the popularisation of science in France, and spatial themes in the history of science.
The Centre for the History of the Sciences also offers a taught MSc in Science, Communication and Society. This is suitable for students who wish to build on their undergraduate studies in the history of science with a professionally oriented qualification, or who have a particular interest in the history of science and its media.