Birkbeck, University of London
This programme allows you to reflect on and develop your daily clinical practice, through a deeper understanding of the humanities � art, literature, music, myth and culture. Taught by Birkbeck faculty and KSS Deanery�s senior educational and clinical staff, the programme draws together the emergent fields of medical humanities and intercultural medicine, to explore and develop the lived experience of clinicians in the everyday complexities of real-life clinical settings as they interact with patients and cultures. You will encounter the rich insights of the humanities about culture, the body and what it means to be human, and will find ways to integrate these with medical science, to develop a richer understanding of your clinical practice. As part of this engagement, you will have the opportunity to explore non-Western models of medical practice, and to consider how far they complement biomedicine, from the viewpoints of cultures, patients, and practitioners. You will acquire and refine skills in verbal and written communication, as well as in research and critical analysis. The unique link between Birkbeck and KSS Deanery means that this programme combines world-class research-led humanities teaching with an established understanding of the real-life experience of clinical practice and patient care.
You must have graduated from a UK medical school or hold an equivalent first degree from an overseas medical school. Applicants from other healthcare or professional backgrounds may be admitted to the programme. Such applicants must hold relevant professional qualifications and/or a first degree (2.2 or above). If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, the requirement for this programme is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 7.0, with not less than 6.5 in each of the sub-tests.
Compulsory modules - Year 1: Perspectives, practices and patients (core 1); psycho-social research: Working below the surface. Compulsory module - Year 2: Third spaces: Working with your own and other cultures (core 2). Option modules may include: A confusion of tongues: Illness, language, writing; death in Victorian culture; disciplining sex: Sexuality, society and 19th-century literary culture; language matters.
We offer a small number of bursaries to help students with tuition fees, among them: a limited number of �500 bursaries available for successful applicants to the MA Medical Humanities; these are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and administered directly by the Admissions Tutor.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 2,975 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 2,975 per Academic year (EU fees)||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 2,975 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MA||Part-time||£ 2,975 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 2,975 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 2,975 per Academic year (EU fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
Department of English and Humanities
020 3073 8376