The History of Medicine MA will take you from classical antiquity to the 21st century, covering classical antiquity, medieval, early modern and modern periods.
This MA generally embraces a longue durée chronology approach. It offers an opportunity to study a range of topics from various places around the world, including the periods:
- classical antiquity
- early modern
- 21st century
You'll be taught by staff with a wide range of interests. Their expertise includes subjects like:
- British history
- European history
- Asian history
- American history
The subjects we cover may change year to year. If you want to study a specific topic, contact us and we will discuss how the MA will fit your needs.
You will have access to dedicated MA study space, PC clusters and free printing in the Armstrong Building. You will also receive a personal study allowance of £100.
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology provides access to some top quality facilities such as:
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You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
- HIS8061 The Practice of History*
- HIS8098 Research Skills and Dissertation Training
- SHS8124 Introduction to the History of Medicine
- SHS8127 The Patient in History
- SHS8128 Diseases in History
- HIS8023 Dissertation
In consultation with the Degree Programme Director, a further 20 credits must be taken in semester two. You may select the following from the School of History, Classics and Archaeology:
Alternatively, you may select 20 credits from within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. These 20 credits could consist of an MA module from within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology; continuation of language study, or an MA module from within the Faculty.
*If you have a particular interest in ancient/classical medicine and want to devote your dissertation to this area it may be possible, at the discretion of the Degree Programme Director, to take the Classics CAC8000 Skills of Scholarship module instead.
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per year.
Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600
Full time: £7,200
Part time: £3,600
Full time: £16,200
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 and 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications.
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How to Apply
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The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.