Research course

Medical History

University of Exeter · History

Entry requirements

Students applying to enter directly into the MPhil/PhD programme would normally be expected to have a Masters degree with Merit or equivalent in History, or other relevant qualifications such as a doctorate in another subject.

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The Centre for Medical History is funded by the Wellcome Trust and is dedicated to advancing methods and areas of research within the history of medicine and forging links with medical and health care professionals in the region. Staff can offer PhD supervision across a wide range of areas including English medical history 1500-1800; history of the environment and medicine in the modern period; history of occupational health and industrial diseases; history of psychiatry and stress; and history of gender and the family.

We aim to ensure that each student receives an effective and appropriate level of support, through both tailored research training and regular research supervision. Visit the Centre for Medical History website to find out more about our research interests and activities.

Department specialisms

The Department can offer PhD supervision across a range of areas including; English medical history 1500-1800; History of the environment and medicine in the modern period; History of occupational health and industrial diseases; History of psychiatry and stress; and History of gender and the family.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found here.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £4,400
International students
Full time: EU £4,400 Non EU £15,950

The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit the funding page for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
72-84 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
48-60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)1392 725306