History of Science, Technology and Medicine MSc
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Teaching and learning
Teaching is largely conducted through small-group seminar discussion based on analysis of readings and other materials. We emphasise the use both of primary sources and of current research in the field. All students meet regularly with a mentor from the Centre's PhD community, a designated personal tutor from among the staff, and, from Semester 2, a dissertation supervisor. Progression is developed through the Faculty of Life Sciences' online-delivery Electronic Graduate Training Programme.
Progression and assessment
Learning outcomes for the programme are promoted and assessed through continuous coursework and the planning and writing of essays, open book examination and the 15 000-word research dissertation.
All MSc students have use of CHSTM's dedicated subject library as a research resource and study space. Shared computer terminals are also provided. The Centre is located within a few minutes' walk of the John Rylands University Library.