Literature, Medicine and Culture, M.A. | University of North Carolina Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill, United States
12 months
19228 USD/year
19228 USD/year
7034 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.A. in English concentration in Literature, Medicine and Culture is housed in the Department of English and Comparative Literature from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, a program ranked 18th nationally in the U.S. News & World Report, but works closely with the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Social Medicine. 


However, students enrolled in the concentration are expected participate in interdisciplinary coursework and research projects with faculty from across the University of North Carolina. 

Key Features 

  • Faculty in the Literature, Medicine and Culture concentration at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill come from over dozen departments across the University, as well as the Honors Program, which offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in the field. 
  • Among the many distinctions of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is its School of Medicine, ranked first in Primary Care by U.S. News & World Report. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Narrative, Literature, ad Medicine: Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar
  • Health Humanities: Intensive Research Practice
  • Health and Inequality in Africa and the African Diaspora
  • Africa and the Diaspora
  • Comparative Healing Systems
  • Living Medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The online application: This is your official application. Once you have completed it and paid your application fee you will be able to track the status of your application online.
  • Application fee ($95)
  • Official transcripts: You may submit unofficial transcripts from each university attended. If offered admission, one paper official transcript will be required at a later date. Do not mail transcripts unless/until you have been offered admission.
  • Writing sample: Your writing sample should be a 10-20 page document that represents your abilities as a humanities scholar. 
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Three letters of recommendation: The online application will prompt you to provide the names and email addresses of three referees. We recommend referees who will be able to attest to your ability to carry out interdisciplinary academic work at the graduate level.
  • Curriculum vitae (optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19228 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9614 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    19228 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9614 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    7034 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3517 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Chapel Hill

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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