History of Science, Medicine and Technology, M.Phil. | University of Oxford | Oxford, United Kingdom
M.Phil. On Campus

History of Science, Medicine and Technology

21 months
31540 GBP/year
15410 GBP/year
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This two-year programme in History of Science, Medicine and Technology at the University of Oxford offers a range of options drawing on the expertise of Oxford large community of scholars working in the history of science, medicine and technology.


You may specialise in the history of science and technology or the history of medicine, although the boundaries between these areas are deliberately permeable.

The expertise of scholars in Oxford covers most of the main areas and periods of the history of science, medicine, and technology. A varied programme of seminars, lectures, and conferences enables graduate students to obtain knowledge of subjects beyond their chosen speciality and to meet visitors from elsewhere in Britain and abroad.


The allocation of graduate supervision for this History of Science, Medicine and Technology at the University of Oxford course is the responsibility of the Faculty of History and it is not always possible to accommodate the preferences of incoming graduate students to work with a particular member of staff. Under some circumstances a supervisor outside the Faculty of History may be nominated.

An Oxford academic’s pre-application indication of willingness to supervise an enquiring applicant is not a guarantee that the applicant will be offered a place, or that the supervisor in question has capacity in that particular year.

Graduate destinations

About a quarter of master’s students proceed to doctoral work at Oxford; others continue academic study at other institutions. Other career destinations are as diverse as, but broadly in line with, undergraduate history career destinations: law, finance, management consultancy, civil service etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Astrology in the Medieval and Early Modern World
  • Disease, medicine and empire in the Americas
  • From Colonial Medicine to Global Health: Extra-territorial Health Interventions, c.1800-Present
  • Historical approaches to the psychology of religion
  • Ideas meet Things: Why Materiality Matters in History of Science, Medicine and Technology
  • Malthus, Evolution and Society

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 700 words
    • Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
    • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic

Tuition Fee

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    15410 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15410 GBP per year during 21 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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