Research course

History of Science, Technology and Medicine

Institution
The University of Manchester · Faculty of Life Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally hold a First or Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, plus a recognised Masters qualification in a relevant subject such as history, HSTM, science studies/STS, philosophy of science, museology or science communication. In certain circumstances, lower or less directly relevant qualifications supplemented by relevant work experience may be acceptable

Months of entry

January, April, July, September

Course content

MPhil research allows students to develop extended research on a clearly-defined episode in the history of science, technology and medicine or science communication studies, whilst gaining broad professional skills in research, analysis and presentation. MPhil students play an important role in the intellectual and social life of the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, and contribute extensively to seminars, reading groups and conferences.

PhD research allows students to develop expert status through detailed study of a clearly-defined episode in the history of science, technology and medicine or science communication studies, whilst gaining broad professional skills in research, analysis and presentation. PhD students play an important role in the intellectual and social life of the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, and contribute extensively to seminars, reading groups and conferences.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require a minimum score of 7.0 IELTS, 600 TOEFL (paper), 250 TOEFL (computer), 100 TOEFL (internet).

Fees and funding

PhD funding is available for well-qualified applicants via the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Wellcome Trust. Please refer to the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) website for further details: www.chstm.manchester.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Life Sciences Postgraduate Research Office
Email
pgresearch.lifesciences@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 275 5608
Fax
+44 (0) 161 275 5657