Streatham Campus, Exeter
The MA History: Medical History offers a multidisciplinary study of the history of medicine. The programme explores a broad definition of medicine and involves the study of the role of modern medicine in the workplace, its international context, the histories of the body and sexuality, health and welfare and evolutionary biology. It integrates the history of medicine and medical practice with contemporary issues in occupational and environmental health. You will study a variety of modules reflecting both the range of research interests within the Centre for Medical History and the Department of History, and the very broad timespan - from medieval to modern - in which teaching staff have expertise.The programme may also include a work-related supervised module for active health practitioners wishing to undertake further study in the history of medicine.
- an excellent education in medicine, occupation and health, the body and sexuality over a broad timespan from medieval to modern
- based in the Centre for Medical History, supported by the Wellcome Trust to hold workshops bringing together students from across the UK to debate the latest research on issues in medical history
- up to two MA bursaries usually available funded by the Wellcome Trust
- work-related module available for health practitioners
- joint seminar programmes offering opportunities to benefit from participation in a very wide range of research cultures and specialisms
- links with the University of Exeter Medical School to integrate the history of medicine and medical practice with current medical issues and research