King's College London, University of London

King's College London, University of London

Literature and Medicine

The course places strong emphasis on individual initiative and independent research; it is designed to appeal to humanities graduates and healthcare professionals alike.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree (2.1 or above) in a humanities discipline with a literary component, e.g. English; modern languages; biblical studies; or a medical degree; or a nursing or a social work qualification; or relevant equivalent qualification; there is a qualifying exam for those without minimum qualifications.

Course modules

In core modules students explore what kind of ground the 2 disciplines might share and how they might enrich 1 another; students study and debate the methodological preconditions of what constitutes genuine interdisciplinarity; they also take part in a weekly seminar in which a practitioner in the field describes the approach(es) they have developed to bring the 2 disciplines into dialogue with 1 another.

Sponsorship information

AHRC; Graduate School and School of Arts and Humanities scholarships; overseas Research Students (ORS) Award Scheme.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 9,945 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 1,745 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 4,975 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Strand Campus Westminster WC2R 2LS South East

Key information

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts and Sciences Admissions (CASA)
Telephone number: 
020 7848 2765/2232