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History of Science, Medicine and Technology (MSc)

University College London

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The History of Science, Medicine and Technology MSc is offered jointly with the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, and the Centre for History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Imperial College London. This intensive taught programme has been well established for more than 20 years. What and how will I learn? The programme provides a broad-based training in the history of science, technology and medicine, featuring rigorous surveys in content, analysis, and methods. Philosophical and social viewpoints are encouraged, and the interrelationships between science, medicine and technology are stressed. The flexible options structure allows a concentration on specialised areas and themes. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of one core course (45 credits), three optional courses (90 credits) and a research dissertation (45 credits). Core Modules Introduction to Historical, Social and Philosophical Studies Dissertationreport All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words. Options Science, Technology and Medicine in Antiquity The Scientific Revolution, 1450-1750 Ideas of Health and Sickness in Industrial Society The Sciences in the Age of Industry, 1750-1920 History of the Human Sciences Philosophy of Science Science, Medicine and Technology in the Twentieth Century Sociology of Science and Technology Science, Governance and the Public Further details available on subject website: http:www.londoncentre-hstm.ac.uk The core course requires attendance in two-hour lectures four days a week, and also some small-group tutorials. The rest of the programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, tutorials and research supervision. Student performance is assessed through long and short essays, examination and the dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology, the consortium of the three departments offering this MSc degree, brings together a great number of leading experts. Combined with the rich resources available through UCL and Imperial College London and the many nearby libraries, museums and scientific societies, the London Centre offers an unrivalled setting for training and research in the area of history and social studies of science, technology and medicine. The London Centre is closely linked to The Science Museum, UCL Museums and Collections, and the National Maritime Museum. Your future career Our programme provides essential training and study for students wishing to pursue PhD study in several fields, and also provides appropriate training and qualifications sought by individuals pursuing careers in areas such as education, museum and archival curatorship, or administration and policy-making in science, engineering and health care. Some of the careers our graduates have followed include: -Doctoral Studies: Imperial, UCL, Kent, Berkeley, Birkbeck, Cambridge, Durham, Harvard, Kings, Leeds, Queen Mary, Seoul National University, Princeton, Sussex -Postdoctoral Research: UCL, Lancaster -University Lecturer and tenure-track positions -AAAS fellowship -Physics Teacher -Royal Society Public Programmes Officer Entry Requirements A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. How to apply Applicants for the MSc are recommended to apply through Imperial College London using the online application form available at http:www.imperial.ac.ukpgprospectusapplicationforms Applicants may apply through UCL but their forms will be forwarded to Imperial College London to be processed. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can

The History of Science, Medicine and Technology MSc is offered jointly with the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, and the Centre for History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Imperial College London. This intensive taught programme has been well established for more than 20 years. What and how will I learn? The programme provides a broad-based training in the history...

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