12 months full time; 24 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
The programme provides specialised postgraduate training in the rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of the history of medicine.
The programme offers comprehensive coverage of the history of medicine from classical antiquity to the twenty-first century and provides the necessary research training that will either link into further study at PhD level or act as a stand-alone MA. Successful completion of the programme enables you to take part in the annual Wellcome Trust PhD studentship competition.
The programme is open to students from both the humanities and social sciences (eg history, classics, philosophy, religious studies, art history, archaeology, psychology, sociology) and to candidates with a health care or medical sciences background wishing to take the programme either as an intercalated degree within their medical training, or as an historical/ethical underpinning of their personal professional development.
The programme is delivered through a series of lectures, seminars, supervised self-study and tutorials and is assessed by formal examination and written work.
An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing, or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
Each year a limited number of studentships, funded by The Wellcome Trust, covering fees and a contribution to maintenance costs are available to UK, EU and international students on a competitive basis.scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.