Research course

History of Medicine

Institution
Open University · Department of History
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 in a relevant degree plus: a masters degree, or equivalent evidence of ability to write and research at a high level, or a first class degree with a dissertation element.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Early modern medicine is an area of active research within the history discipline at The Open University. Dr Silvia De Renzi works on medical knowledge and physicians’ authority in early modern Italy and on the history of legal medicine; she is also interested in comparing the developments of medical knowledge and provision in early modern Europe and Britain. Dr Ole Peter Grell explores the broader relationships between medicine and natural philosophy, health care and poor relief, and medicine and religion in early modern England and Europe.

We welcome applications in areas that correspond with current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach. If you would like to discuss your ideas informally before submitting an application, please contact us (details below).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    15 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Dr Luc-André Brunet
Email
FASS-History-Enquiries@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 653266