Taught course

History of Medicine

University of Warwick · Department of History

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in History or related discipline. The programme is of interest to students not only with a History background, but to those with medical or related training.

Months of entry


Course content

The Warwick History Department is recognised internationally as a centre for innovative and influential research and is consistently ranked among the best history departments in the UK. The MA in the History of Medicine aims to introduce students to the advanced study of the history of medicine, and to equip them with the conceptual and practical skills to carry out independent historical research in this field. The students on the MA are encouraged to engage with a range of concepts, and to place developments within medical theory and practice in a broad social and cultural framework.

Information for international students

Current English Language test certificate required: IELTS 7.0; WELT ABB/ BBB; TOEFL (paper-based) 620+; TOEFL (computer-based) 260. Candidates with lower scores may be required to attend pre-sessional English courses at the University of Warwick.

Fees and funding

AHRC Research Preparation Master's Scheme (UK/ EU students only).
ESRC 1+3 Studentships (UK/ EU students only).
One Wellcome Trust quota award is available, plus the opportunity to apply for Wellcome Trust Pool Awards.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment60
Dissertation40 (20000 words)

Course contact details

Sarah Doughty
024 765 23292