Taught course

History of Science, Medicine and Technology / Science, Technology and Medicine in Society

Imperial College London · CHOSTM - Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Entry requirements

Minimum Second Class Honours degree or equivalent. A background in history of science, technology and medicine is not required.

History of science, medicine and technology Science, technology and medicine in society

Months of entry


Course content

Run jointly by the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Imperial College, the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College London, and the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at UCL. All 3 departments recieved top marks in the 2008 research assessment exercise. The programme has been running since 1987, and offers the largest taught courses on these subjects in the country

Information for international students

Imperial College demands a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (Writing 5) (Speaking 5). Applicants for this course should ideally exceed this minimum requirement.

Fees and funding

AHRC, ESRC, Wellcome Trust studentships, Rausing award.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations38
Written coursework / continuous assessment37
Dissertation25 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Abigail Woods (Admissions Officer)
020 7594 1824