Taught course

History of Medicine and Health

Institution
University of Kent · School of History
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 or equivalent in history or a relevant subject (eg, politics, international relations, archaeology). In certain circumstances, the School will consider candidates who have not followed a conventional education path. These cases are assessed individually by the Director of Graduate Studies.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The History of Medicine and Health MA explores how medicine has shaped who we are. It covers medical ideas, technologies and interventions and takes into account everyday experiences of health, illness and well-being.

This programme introduces you to the advanced study of the history of medicine and health in the modern period and equips you with the conceptual and practical skills to carry out independent historical research in this field.

You learn from experts working in the field and examine how different societies, cultures and races have conceptualised disease, reacted to changes in environment and created different technological artefacts and scientific knowledge. The programme covers a range of concepts, placing developments within medical theory and practice in a broad social and cultural framework.

You are introduced to the major and recent historiographical and methodological approaches, become familiar with the main archives in the UK and approach the history of medicine, science, environment and technology from past as well as contemporary concerns.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities and application details.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of History
Email
history-admissions@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827279