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

University of Glasgow

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014
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  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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* MLitt/MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
* If you are looking to pursue a specialisation in the history of medicine, led and supported by internationally-regarded historians, this programme is ideal for you.
* In the most recent independent review of research quality (RAE 2008), History at Glasgow was placed in the top two Scottish universities and in the top 10 of the prestigious UK Russell group.
* Our Centre for the History of Medicine is recognised as a centre of excellence in this field of research.
* You will enjoy ready access to The Baillie Collection, our prized collection of printed medieval and modern sources in Scottish, Irish and English history. The collection also offers printed state papers, Historical Manuscript Commission publications and a select collection of modern monographs.
* Our programme has strong links with the University's Hunterian Museum, Anatomy Museum and Art Gallery, giving you access to primary source material including an enormous collection of anatomical and pathological specimens, coins, books, manuscripts and ethnography.

Contents

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.

Requirements

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.

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