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The course examines the history of health, medicine and healthcare in societies and their relevance to contemporary issues with a broad comparative perspective. Topics include nursing, nutrition, welfare, drugs, politics, occupational health and education.The Health History programme is offered by the Glasgow Caledonian University.

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About

This is a joint programme from GCU, the University of Strathclyde and The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare.

The MSc in Health History at Glasgow Caledonian University explores the last two-and-a-half centuries to seek the origins and impacts of our modern health experiences and expectations, together with the reasons they've changed so rapidly. It examines a variety of issues such as the:

  • development of psychiatry since its birth in the 19th century
  • rise of regulation for drugs and medicines
  • impact of warfare on medical technologies
  • challenges faced by those seeking to transform the health of British children
  • changes and continuities in health and healtcare in Britain since 1800
  • effects of work and workplaces on individual and environmental health
  • intersection of rece, ethnicity and health in America
  • concepts of and treatments for mental health in modern societies
  • intersection of gender, sexuality and health since  1800

The degree is suitable for those from humanities, social science and health science backgrounds as well as those who have worked in the health professions.

Programme Structure

  • Wellcome Trust
  • Arts & Humanities Research Council
  • Economic & Social Research Council

Compulsory class

  • Sources, Skills & Methods for Historians

Optional classes

Choose four from:

  • Health & Healthcare in the Long 19th Century
  • Pharmaceuticals, Ethics & Health, 1800 to 1980
  • Governing Highs & Health: History & the Control of Drugs, c1800 to c1945
  • Work & Occupational Health in the 20th Century: Comparative Perspectives
  • Food & Health in the West during the 20th Century
  • The Politics of Health in 20th-century Britain
  • Medicine & Warfare, 1800 to 2000
  • Race, Ethnicity and Health in 20th-century America
  • Gender, Health and Modern Medicine Since 1800

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

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Required score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

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Entry requirements
  • first or upper second-class Honours degree in History or a related discipline, equivalent
  • supporting academic references
  • you may also be asked to attend an interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14052 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14050 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6252 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Rest of UK : 6250

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
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