This postgraduate course is unique in teaching the collective history of science, medicine, environment and technology. It is also unique as it offers modules that combine imperial, ethical, and military history with general areas of history of science and medicine.
Students learn from experts working in these diverse fields and are taught how different societies, cultures, and races have conceptualised disease, reacted to changes in environment and created different technological artefacts and scientific knowledge.
Students are introduced to the major and recent historiographical and methodological approaches, are familiarised with the main archives in the UK and encouraged to approach the history of medicine, science, environment and technology from past as well as contemporary concerns.
This programme is complemented by the more vocationally-orientated MSc Science, Communication and Society.
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.
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