M.Litt. History (with an emphasis on the History of Medicine)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP13750 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Masters in History (with an emphasis on the History of Medicine) provides you with thorough research training, an outstanding learning experience, and a wide set of transferable skills in the conception, design and execution of a research project. You will combine training in historical skills and methods with core courses in the history of medicine and a wide range of specialist options in all periods of British, European and American history.

Description of History (with an emphasis on the History of Medicine)

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The Masters in History (with an emphasis on the History of Medicine) provides you with thorough research training, an outstanding learning experience, and a wide set of transferable skills in the conception, design and execution of a research project. You will combine training in historical skills and methods with core courses in the history of medicine and a wide range of specialist options in all periods of British, European and American history.

Key facts
  • MLitt/MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
Career prospects

Apart from continuing to study a PhD, you can transfer the Arts research skills and methods you learn on this programme to positions in the modern public and private sectors, such as heritage, policy and projects, journalism and teaching.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline International applications: July, UK and EU applications: August
Tuition fee
  • GBP 13750 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 5350 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

You will take four core courses and two optional courses, you will then produce a dissertation on a topic related to the history of medicine.

Core courses
  • Research resources and skills for historians
  • Approaches to history
  • History of medicine 1: studies in the history of medicine before 1850
  • History of medicine 2: studies in the history of medicine from 1850 to 2000.

There are variations to the structure of the programme depending on your choice of an MSc or MLitt.

For the MSc you need to choose two optional courses from the social sciences training courses:
  • Quantitative methods
  • Qualitative methods
  • Introduction to social theory for researchers.

Other optional courses are taught in History, Economic and Social History (in the College of Social Sciences), and by related Subject Areas in the School of Humanities (Archaeology, Celtic, Classics) and the College of Arts (such as English Language and French).

You will be taught through a series of seminars and workshops. Internationally recognised historians give guest lectures throughout the year.

English Language Requirements

IELTS take IELTS test
6.5
CAE score
193(Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test
92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for History (with an emphasis on the History of Medicine)

  • Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.
  • Note: a short (one paragraph) statement of interest is also required.

Work Experience for History (with an emphasis on the History of Medicine)

No work experience is required.

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