History (with an emphasis on the History of Medicine) [MLitt/MSc]

University of Glasgow
In Glasgow (Scotland)

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Typology Postgraduate
Start Glasgow (Scotland)
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  • Postgraduate
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
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Description

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. Strong links with the University's Hunterian Museum, Anatomy Museum and Art Gallery, will give you access to primary source material including an enormous collection of anatomical and pathological specimens, coins, books, manuscripts and ethnography. The Centre for the History of Medicine has a reference library, computing facilities, and other equipment providing excellent support for research. We also run research seminars and workshops, and an annual research forum, all of which bring in speakers from throughout the world. Our researchers have access to rich archival materials held locally by the Greater Glasgow Health Board, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Glasgow University Archives, Glasgow City Archives and the Special Collections of the Glasgow University Library. Archives elsewhere in Scotland are also easily accessible

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Glasgow
University Avenue, G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Scotland
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Starts Flexible
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Glasgow
University Avenue, G12 8QQ, Glasgow, Scotland
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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme

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.

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for entry in 2016

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.

English language requirements

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