Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Health History

This course emphasises a social approach to historical issues concerning medicine, health and healthcare and stresses the relevance of the historical past to present day concerns; it draws on the expertise of internationally known, research active historians at both Glasgow Caledonian and Strathclyde Universities; their research led modules cover a range of countries and historical perspectives.

Entry requirements

1st or 2.1 Honours degree at undergraduate level in history or a related discipline; supporting academic references; international students whose 1st language is not English shall be required to demonstrate evidence of satisfactory competence by completing an IELTS test with a score of at least 6.5 (with no element less than 6.0) or by holding another recognised qualification.

Course modules

Core module: Sources, skills and methods for historians. Option modules may include: Health and healthcare in the long 19th century; pharmaceuticals, ethics and health, 1800 to 1980; governing highs and health: history and the control of drugs, c1800 to c1945; work and occupational health in the 20th century: comparative perspectives; food and health in the west during the 20th century; the politics of health in 20th-century Britain; child health and industrialisation, c1750 to 1870; medicine and warfare, 1800 to 2000.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a variety of routes, including book reviews, short and longs essays and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

2 studentships may be available


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 3,860 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 10,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 3,860 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 408 per Module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8630