You’ll explore the themes, concepts and debates in the study of the history of science through core modules. These will enable you to develop your historical research skills, using our excellent library resources to work with primary and secondary sources. You’ll also choose from a range of optional modules that allow you to specialise in topics areas that suit your interests, from birth, death and illness in the Middle Ages to modern science communication.
You’ll gain a range of in-depth subject knowledge throughout this History of Science, Technology and Medicine programme at University of Leeds, as well as a set of high-level transferable skills in research, analysis, interpretation and oral and written communication that are very attractive to employers.
As a result, you’ll be equipped for a wide range of careers. Some of these will make direct use of your subject knowledge, such as museum work or public engagement with science, while your skills will enable you to succeed in fields such as business and finance, publishing, IT and teaching.
- Historical Skills and Practices
- Current Approaches in the History of Science, Technology & Medicine
- Lifecycles: Birth, Death and Illness in the Middle Ages
- History and Philosophy of Science: Dissertation
- History & Theory of Modern Science Communication
- Special Option (History of Science)
- The Origin of Modern Medicine (Birth of the Clinic)
- History and Philosophy of Science: Extended Dissertation
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
There’s no final deadline for applications to this course, but we recommend that UK/EU candidates apply at least two weeks before the start of the course. International candidates should try to allow at least a month.
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- A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in a related subject.
- Copies of your degree certificate and full transcript, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying.
- Two academic references.
- Sample of written work: an essay on a related subject of your choice of around 2,000-3,000 words. All samples must be typed and in English.
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.
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