Birkbeck, University of London
History of Science and Medicine
A second-Class Honours degree in a humanities subject. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
The programme consists of 4 taught modules and a dissertation. All students take the core module 'Mastering Historical Research', choose 3 option modules from a wide range and then research and write a dissertation.
There is also skills training in preparing for the dissertation and you will receive one-to-one guidance and supervision for your dissertation research.
Not all modules are available each year. View the full timetable for the year.
Mastering Historical Research: Birkbeck Approaches .
8 Ancient Things - Approaches to Ancient Material Culture;
Coming to London: Migration, Society and the State in the Imperial Metropolis;
Cultural History of War in Britain and America between the First World War and the Conflict in Vietnam;
Death, Disease and Early Modern City;
Disease and Society in Africa in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries;
Fascism and Psychoanalysis;
From temples to museums: post-classical encounters with classical antiquities;
Gender in Britain;
Heresy in the High Middle Ages;
Madness and its Meanings;
Medicine in the Cold War;
Monastic Lives in Medieval England;
Practitioners and Patients in Renaissance and Early Modern Europe;
Renaissance Florence: Society, Religion and Culture;
Technology, Modernity and the Nation: Britain and Germany, 1880 to 1930 .
MA History of Science and Medicine dissertation .
Assessment is via written work, including assessed 5000-word essays for each module undertaken and a 15,000-word dissertation.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||October 2016||-||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2016||-||2 years|
|MA||Full-time||October 2017||-||1 years|
|MA||Part-time||October 2017||-||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Bloomsbury Campus||Bloomsbury||WC1E 7HX||South East|
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