University of Manchester

University of Manchester

History of Science Technology and Medicine

This programme explores the histories of science, technology and medicine (HSTM) through a wide range of case studies, from the emergence of professional scientific disciplines such as physics and biology, to the growth of `Big Science┬┐ in the Cold war era, to the complex history of the National Health Service. We focus on the integrated understanding of HSTM through consideration of sites, institutions, and schools of thought and practice, and pay particular attention to how scientists and medics have communicated with non-specialist audiences.

Entry requirements

Normally requires an Upper Second-class honours degree in the United Kingdom, or the overseas equivalent , in an appropriate discipline, which may include humanities or science subjects. Applicants should provide transcripts or study plans indicating performance on the most relevant course content. An applicant may also be exceptionally accepted based on evidence of alternative study, research or professional experience, provided this meets the University's central requirements. For MRes/MSc applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 [or TOEFL (paper) 577, TOEFL (computer) 233, TOEFL (internet) 90]. The University of Manchester's TOEFL code is 0757.

Course modules

Modules include: Major themes in HSTM; historiography and methods in hstm; research and writing skills; shaping the sciences; making modern technology; medicine, science and modernity.

Assessment methods

Assessment is mostly based on traditional essay-format coursework submission. The HSTM pathway includes one examination based on a precirculated paper. All MSc students undertake a research dissertation (or optionally, for Medical Humanities students, a portfolio of creative work) counting for 60 of the 180 credits.

Sponsorship information

Several sources of funding are available. For current possibilities, please see the MSc Funding page on the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine website. Please note that funding application deadlines are usually significantly earlier than the application deadline for the programme overall.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,750 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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