M.Sc. in Health History studentship opportunities - Wellcome Trust South Africa-UK Medical Humanities

Opportunities on the M.Sc. in Health History at the CSHHH Glasgow

Applications are invited for Masters studentships funded by the prestigious Wellcome Trust funded South Africa-UK Medical Humanities (SA-UK/MH) programme which is a collaboration in the field between universities in South Africa and the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde.

Successful applicants will complete the M.Sc. in Health History, which was established in 2008 as a teaching and training degree in the Medical Humanities. Its graduates have been funded by the Wellcome Trust, the AHRC and the ESRC to complete doctoral degrees, and have forged careers in academia, government and the private sector. The CSHHH Glasgow was founded in 2005 and is Scotland’s leading centre for the history of health and medicine (www.strath.ac.uk/cshhh).

Two studentships are available. Tuition fees will be paid in full and the successful applicants will also receive funds for living expenses, travel costs, and research trips.


Applicants and Applications

Applicants are expected to have achieved a first class or 2:1 degree in History or other relevant subjects in the Humanities or Social Sciences. Candidates with a first class or 2:1 degree in the Life Sciences are welcome to apply but must explain in no more than 200 words how they think their skills prepare them for a Humanities Masters course.

Applications should include the following:

 A one-page cv outlining key academic achievements.

 A 500 word application. This should address the question of ‘What topic in Health History would you like to research as part of your Masters degree, and why?’

It may be an advantage if your research topic is related to one of the following key themes, and considers contexts and cast studies over the last three centuries (1800-2023):

Pharmaceuticals, Medicines and Drugs; Mental Health and Psychiatry; Maternal and Child Health; Occupational and Industrial Health; Medicine and Healthcare in Colonised and post-Colonial societies; Warfare and Military Health; Disability Studies.

The deadline for applications is Monday 26th June 2023 and should be submitted to Caroline Marley (caroline.marley@strath.ac.uk). Interviews will be conducted on Thursday 29th June 2023

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