MSc History of Science, Technology and Medicine / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)
- Entry requirements
We require an Upper Second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent in an appropriate discipline, which may include humanities or science subjects. You should provide transcripts or study plans indicating performance on the most relevant course content.
Applicants may also be accepted based on evidence of alternative study, research or professional experience that meets the University's central requirements.
This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from the University of Manchester and other UK universities, upon completion of their third year. For St Andrews students, this includes the three-year course plus the following one or two years spent in Manchester. Intercalating medical students need to have passed all assessments at first attempt (if they are third year) or have no fails in third year if they are fourth year.
- How to apply
You should apply for this course via our online application form . See the Application and selection section for details of the supporting documents that we require with your form.
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- Study at the UK's leading centre for the integrated historical study of science, technology and medicine.
- Work with world renowned experts in the history of science, technology and medicine, environmental humanities, bioethics and science communication.
- Have the option to take a placement that allows you to gain transferable skills by working with a range of external organisations.
- Open up flexible career options, from PhD preparation to jobs in science writing, public engagement, museums and heritage.
The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine usually offers open day events in November and February or March of each year. For details, see the open days page on the CHSTM website.
At other times of the year, CHSTM staff are happy to meet potential students individually or talk via email and phone.
Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For reference, the fees for the academic year beginning September 2022 were as follows:
UK students (per annum): £11,000
International, including EU, students (per annum): £23,000
Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
For the latest scholarship and bursary information please visit the fees and funding page.
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