The MA Cultures and Environments of Health (Medical History and Humanities) offers an unusually large choice of modules, enabling students to take a rich and interdisciplinary approach. The modules available are from across the social sciences, medical sciences and humanities, with expert tuition in all areas including health inequalities, life-course approaches, biosocialities, mental health, urban health and methodological innovation.
Students will be members also of the Centre for Medical History, and its programme of seminars, research workshops, reading groups, skills workshops and social events. This includes also the annual Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference and The Postgraduate Journal of Medical Humanities (PMJH) - an interdisciplinary journal open to postgraduate students across the world.
- Gain an in-depth, focused and critical degree which is based on the latest health research across social and medical sciences and medical humanities, and which combines a wide-ranging choice of modules from across these disciplines.
- Develop academic and individual skills that equip you for further study, employment, or further professional development, and to foster intellectual agility and adaptability, which will enable you to deploy these skills to implement systematic and balanced judgements in a variety of circumstances.
- Gain methodological skills and specialist knowledge, for advanced study or research in various fields, for professional development, or for employment.
- Students will benefit from a stimulating and supportive environment that is informed by research.
Please note that the PG Cert and PG Dip is not available for this course variant.
The Wellcome Centre, where the MA programme is based, offers purpose-built facilities including shared common room, computing facilities and meeting pods. The Centre has attracted over £5 million from the Wellcome Trust to develop transdisciplinary and engaged health research, and hosts a vibrant postgraduate and research community.
The Centre runs a series of events and symposia every year, is home to the WHO Collaborating Centre on Culture and Health, and has close links with a range of other groups and organisations including the Centre for Medical History, Digital Humanities Lab, Peninsula Applied Research Collaboration, the Sexual Knowledge Unit, and UNESCO.