Taught course

Medical History and Humanities

University of York · Department of History

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Entry requirements

We typically ask for a 2:1 degree in History or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Medical History and Humanities is an exciting interdisciplinary course jointly run by the Departments of History and English.

The course is shaped by cutting-edge international research spanning the fields of medical history, literature, sociology, philosophy, health sciences and policy. Students and staff from varying disciplines, periods and geographical regions work collaboratively, giving you a distinctive interdisciplinary and international experience.

You'll explore historical, literary, social and cultural perspectives on illness and health, general well-being, issues of public health and the history of medicine. You'll examine the links between history, the humanities and policy to gain advanced skills in analysis and critical reflection.

The course draws on expertise from:

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Boriana Alexandrova-Isgate