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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Medicine: History

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course offers you the unique chance to focus specifically on the social, scientific and cultural history of medicine, as well as the relationship between medicine and the humanities (history, philosophy, sociology, literature and art) through a course of research training. It also gives you the flexibility to pursue taught modules in other aspects of history if you wish. The course provides an excellent preparation for students intending to continue with PhD research. It will also be of interest to health care professionals and to graduates in history or the social sciences seeking further personal development. Students who have completed the MA in History have developed a variety of careers. A significant number have gone on to undertake PhD study, secondary school history teaching, and archive management. Others have taken up or developed their careers in medically related professions: in animal health; psychiatry; paramedical specialities; University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust research. The Brookes Careers service provides practical tips, training and advice for up to three years after graduation. Students can exit at Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma level.

Different course options

Full time | Headington Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This module is designed to help make the transition from undergraduate to graduate-level work. You will develop your understanding of the historiography of medical history humanities and acquire the necessary skills in research methods and interpretation of historical sources, which will enable you to engage in independent research. This module is taken in Semester 1 and is assessed by two written assignments.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,120

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,730

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a 2:1 honours degree, or its equivalent, in an appropriate subject. If it is some time since you completed your undergraduate education and you do not meet the standard requirement, it may be possible to consider your application based on evidence of other relevant personal and professional experience, the support of your referees and examples of written work. Applicants may be asked to send a sample of recent academic writing in English together with the application form. If this is not possible, you may substitute a 1,500-word essay reviewing a recent academic book on a historical topic. Applicants for research degrees should normally hold a Master's degree in a subject appropriate to the proposed research topic and the same level of English language proficiency as required for the master's courses.

University information

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