Taught course

History of Medicine

Newcastle University · School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

The History of Medicine MA will take you from classical antiquity to the 21st century, covering classical antiquity, medieval, early modern and modern periods.

The History of Medicine MA is part of the Northern Centre for History of Medicine, one of the UK's leading centres for Medical History. This interdisciplinary and comprehensive course is open to students from the humanities and social sciences and also to candidates with a health care or medical sciences background.

As part of the course you will also have the opportunity to study an additional language.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 5 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Sandra Fletcher, Postgraduate Secretary, School of History, Classics and Archaeology
+44 (0) 191 208 7966