Newcastle University

School of Historical Studies

History of Medicine


School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The programme provides specialised postgraduate training in the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of the history of medicine. The programme offers comprehensive coverage of the history of medicine from classical antiquity to the twenty-first century and provides the necessary research training that will either link into further study at PhD level or act as a stand-alone MA. Successful completion of the programme enables you to take part in the annual Wellcome Trust PhD studentship competition. The programme is open to students from both the humanities and social sciences (eg history, classics, philosophy, religious studies, art history, archaeology, psychology, sociology) and to candidates with a health care or medical sciences background wishing to take the programme either as an intercalated degree within their medical training, or as an historical/ethical underpinning of their personal professional development. You study three research training modules (30 credits), typically: research training in the arts and humanities; research methods in history; and dissertation training. You also take modules that cover an introduction to the history of medicine (30 credits) and two special studies in the history of medicine (30 credits each). Finally you write a 14,000-word dissertation (60 credits). The programme is delivered through a series of lectures, seminars, supervised self-study and tutorials, and is assessed by formal examination and written work.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

International Student Requirements:

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 100 (Internet-based), 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based), or equivalent. INTO Newcastle University can provide extra tuition to help you meet our English language requirements.
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