History of Medicine PhD/MPhil by Research

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History of Medicine was established on 1 December 2000, the 175th anniversary of the foundation of the Medical School, to support and promote teaching and research in the History of Medicine and help develop the reputation in this field in one of the UK’s major research universities.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Doctoral research

Study Options: Full time, part time

Duration: PhD – 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MPhil – 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Start date: Research degrees may start at any time of the year, though for most this will be September

Contact

Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School: Professor Steve Watson

You can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 5005

Details

History of Medicine was established on 1 December 2000, the 175th anniversary of the foundation of the Medical School, to support and promote teaching and research in the History of Medicine and help develop the reputation in this field in one of the UK’s major research universities.

The aim, beyond its undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research, is to raise the profile of the History of Medicine within the whole of the School, the College and the University and also the community at large.

Fees and funding

Standard fees  apply, although in some projects a bench fee is also payable 
Learn more about fees and funding

Scholarships and studentships
Scholarships may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

For further information contact the School directly or email sfo@contacts.bham.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Learn more about entry requirements

International students
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements
 
Standard English language requirements apply

How to apply

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

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Research interests of staff

Before submitting an application to the University, you will need to identify potential supervisors in your desired field of research in order that you can indicate this in your application. There will be a delay in processing your application if this information is not provided. To do this, you can browse the “research interests” tab on the course finder pages which identifies research leads by subject area.

Alternatively you can:

  • Search for an advertised postgraduate research opportunity via our Doctoral Researchers search engine
  • Browse the school websites. Most schools provide a list of research active staff and their research interests on their website
  • History of medical education; medicine in the Midlands; history of occupational health and medicine.
    Contact: Dr Jonathan Reinarz
  • History of psychiatric medicine and institutions.
    Contact: Dr Len Smith
    Tel: +44 (0)121 415 8174 
    Email: l.d.smith@bham.ac.uk

Related research

Contact

Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School: Professor Steve Watson

You can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 5005

Employability

Following graduation, Postgraduate Researchers in the College MDS gain employment in a variety of areas though with a majority continuing in research, mostly in Academia but also in the Health,  Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology sectors.  Others pursue careers in Education, Publishing, Intellectual Property Protection, Technology Innovation, Business, and more besides.

Find out more about where our postgraduate students go

Contact

Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School: Professor Steve Watson

You can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 5005