University of Manchester

University of Manchester

History of Science Technology and Medicine

Research areas address the social and cultural history of science, technology and medicine as they were practised and experienced; focus is predominantly on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century history, mostly in Britain, Europe and the USA, but also including Far Eastern and African science, technology and medicine.

Entry requirements

A 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, plus a recognised Master's qualification in a relevant subject such as history, HSTM, science studies/STS, philosophy of science, museology or science communication; lower or less directly relevant qualifications supplemented by relevant work experience may be acceptable; IELTS 7.0 overall; TOEFL 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based) or 100 (internet based) is expected.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.

Sponsorship information

Funding is available for well-qualified applicants via the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Wellcome Trust; other sources of funding are also available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 36 months
PhD Part-time - 72 months
MPhil Full-time - 12 months
MPhil Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

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