MPhil/PhD in Medical History

Research topics

Centre staff are willing to provide supervision for an MPhil/PhD in Medical History in many areas of research. These include:

  • English medical history, 1500–1800
  • Environment and medicine in the modern period
  • Gender and the family
  • Occupational health and industrial diseases
  • History of psychiatry
  • History of sex and sexuality
  • History of stress

More detailed information about the areas of research supervision offered in medical history is available to view from individual staff profile pages

Current research topics

Staff from the Centre are supervising PhD students in a range of different topics including:

  • Aphrodisiacs in early modern England
  • Cross-dressing women in 18th/19th-century Britain
  • Editing Galen on Theriac
  • Medical perspectives on sexual consent
  • The formation of identity in early modern medical discourse
  • The history of cancer

Programme specification

The programme specification for the MPhil/PhD in Medical History gives full details of programme structures and requirements, educational aims, programme outcomes, learning and assessment methods, etc.