MSc History of Science, Technology and Medicine / Careers

Year of entry: 2020

Career opportunities

Many of our students go on to PhD research, whether in HSTM itself, in other fields of history, or in a range of allied subjects including historical geography, science and technology studies, and museum studies. PhD graduates from the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine may go on to academic careers or to relevant specialist roles in areas including publishing, public policy research, and the museums sector.

Other graduates have gone on to a diverse range of careers involving a significant element of specialist expertise on the role of science or medicine in society. These have included museums, science centres and the heritage sector; libraries and archives; media production; journalism; specialist public relations; technical authorship and editing; and policy analyst roles.

The HSTM master's is also a valued qualification for general graduate recruitment, owing to its combination of scientific and medical context with a humanities-style focus on writing skills.