MSc Medical Humanities / Overview
Year of entry: 2020
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- 1 Year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)
- Entry requirements
We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) 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.
You may also be accepted based on evidence of alternative study, research or professional experience that meets the University's central requirements.
The course is available to intercalating medical students.
- 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.
We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.
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- Learn at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine.
- Learn through interactive small-group learning opportunities using a variety of formats and drawing on a variety of academic disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences.
- Learn via lectures, seminars, workshops, research, and performance.
- Engage with the past, present and future of medicine and healthcare.
- This course draws on arts and humanities approaches to address major ethical, professional and social challenges.
- Take advantage of opportunities for both scholarly study and creative work and improve essential skills in written and spoken communication, intuition and self-expression.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £9,750
International students (per annum): £21,500
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,875
International students (per annum): £10,750
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 . Please 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. Please note we can only accept part time applications from international students if they do not require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
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).
Several sources of funding are available. For current possibilities, please see the funding page on the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine website. Please note that funding application deadlines are usually significantly earlier than the course application deadline.
The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an alumni bursary of £1,000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2020.
The bursary is available to students or alumni who:
- graduated in 2019 or are graduating in 2020;
- hold a first class honours degree;
- have home or overseas fee status;
- are applying for full- or part-time study;
- are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.
The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria so there is no application process.
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