The Medical History and Humanities programme from University of York is shaped by cutting-edge international research spanning the fields of medical history, literature, sociology, philosophy, health sciences and policy. Students and staff from varying disciplines, periods and geographical regions work collaboratively, giving you a distinctive interdisciplinary and international experience.
You'll explore historical, literary, social and cultural perspectives on illness and health, general wellbeing, issues of public health and the history of medicine. You'll examine the links between history, the humanities and policy to gain advanced skills in analysis and critical reflection.
Careers and skills
You will complete this course with the academic, personal, and professional skills needed to pursue further academic research, or expand your career horizons towards health policy analysis, consultancy, or project work in the governmental and non-governmental sectors. You will also have the opportunity to engage in the vibrant research environment of the Centre for Global Health Histories and take advantage of its unique global network, resources, and events.
This course provides unique insights into health and medical policy, meaning you'll have the opportunity to better understand the links between health and social and economic development, as well as cross-cultural policy-making, via certain option modules.
Graduates may pursue careers in diverse areas such as:
- the arts and visual culture
- public health
- social policy development
- advanced research at PhD level
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Medical History and Humanities: A Critical Introduction
- Research Training
- Global Visions and Local Actions: The History and Politics of International Health
- A Picture of Health: The Mass Media and Public Health in the Twentieth Century
- Unspeakable Bodies: Theorising Queer and Abject Embodiment
- Literature, Medicine and Metropolis
- The Roman Inquisition and Italian Society, 1543-1700
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesHistory Human Medicine View 758 other Masters in Human Medicine in United Kingdom
- 2:1 or equivalent
International18240 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18240 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8040 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8040 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part-time (2 years)
- UK/EU: £4,020
- International: £9,120
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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