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.
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.
- 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
- 21 months
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- Official transcript(s)
- 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
International31540 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 31540 GBP per year during 21 months.
National15410 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15410 GBP per year during 21 months.
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