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The History of Science, Technology and Medicine programme at University of Leeds provides an opportunity to gain insight into the complex history of technology, medicine and science, and how they have shaped the world we live in. 

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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.

Guided by leading researchers and supported by our Centre of History and Philosophy of Science, you’ll learn in a stimulating environment with access to a wide range of activities. 

You can also get involved in the development of our Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine , a collection of artefacts based across campus.

Career opportunities 

You’ll gain a range of in-depth subject knowledge throughout this course, 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 skills will make direct use of your subject knowledge, such as museum work or public engagement with science, while others will enable you to succeed in fields such as business and finance, publishing, information technology and teaching.

Graduates from the History of Science, Technology and Medicine programme at University of Leeds also regularly go onto careers in journalism, the media, social work, human resources, public relations, recruitment and the charity sector. Many also continue with their studies at PhD level and pursue careers in academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (Hons) in history or a related subject such as a science or social science, or a degree that includes modules in history of science, technology or medicine.

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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. The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science offers a range of scholarships, including full-fee or partial-fee scholarships. The application forms and further information can be found on the University website.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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