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  MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society


University of Cambridge    Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Full time See Course Other, MPhil 9 months full time
Anthropology (2) History & Archaeology (19) Philosophy (28) Sociology (33)

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Embark on a transformative academic journey with the MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society, a dynamic 9-month programme offered jointly by the Departments of History and Philosophy of Science, Sociology, and Social Anthropology. Delve into the intricate discourses of health, medicine, and society through a blend of core modules like History of Medicine and optional modules covering diverse topics such as global health and medical ethics. This course equips students with essential research skills and knowledge, culminating in a dissertation where they can explore a topic of their choice under expert guidance. Graduates emerge with a profound understanding of critical debates in their chosen fields and the ability to evaluate research methodologies effectively. The programme's unique feature lies in its interdisciplinary approach, fostering a rich learning environment where students can engage with peers and senior staff. Applicants should hold a UK First class Honours Degree, with the programme welcoming diverse backgrounds. Join us to cultivate a deeper insight into the nexus of health, medicine, and society.

About the course

The MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society is a full-time 9 month course run jointly by the Departments of History and Philosophy of Science, Sociology and Social Anthropology. It introduces students from a range of backgrounds to research skills and specialist knowledge relevant to their research interests, and provides them with the opportunity to carry out focused research under close supervision by senior members of the University. Students will develop a critical and well-informed understanding of discourses of history, philosophy, sociology and anthropology of health and medicine, and those intending to go on to doctoral work will learn the skills needed to help them prepare a well-planned and focused PhD proposal.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

The Department welcomes applications from a wide range of backgrounds.

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