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Health History MSc/PgDip/PgCert


University of Strathclyde School of Humanities

Full time & Part time September PgDip, MSc, PgCert MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time PgDip: 9 months full-time; 18 months part-time PgCert: 4 months full-time; 9 months part-time

About the course

Why this course?

The MSc in Health History explores the last two-and-a-half centuries to seek the origins and impacts of our modern health experiences and expectations, together with the reasons they've changed so rapidly. It examines a variety of issues such as the:

  • development of psychiatry since its birth in the 19th century
  • rise of regulation for drugs and medicines
  • impact of warfare on medical technologies
  • challenges faced by those seeking to transform the health of British children
  • changes and continuities in health and healtcare in Britain since 1800
  • effects of work and workplaces on individual and environmental health
  • intersection of rece, ethnicity and health in America
  • concepts of and treatments for mental health in modern societies
  • intersection of gender, sexuality and health

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Entry Requirements

first or upper second-class Honours degree in History or a related discipline, equivalent
supporting academic references
you may also be asked to attend an interview

For postgraduate studies, the University of Strathclyde requires a minimum overall score of IELTS 6.5 (no individual test score below 6.0) or equivalent. Tests are valid for two years.


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