MSc Health History

The course examines the history of health, medicine and healthcare in societies and their relevance to contemporary issues with a broad comparative perspective. Topics include nursing, nutrition, welfare, drugs, politics, occupational health and education.

This is a joint programme from GCU, the University of Strathclyde and The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare.

View the full course information on the University of Strathclyde website

Study Options

  • 2021/22

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MSc
Part Time
2 Years
Sep 2021
Multiple Locations
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Part Time 2 Years Sep 2021 Multiple Locations Apply

Minimum academic requirement

UK honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in history or related discipline.

English language requirement

IELTS score 6.5 (or equivalent) with no element below 6.0.

The MSc Health History is organised around the expertise of staff in the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare (CSHHH) Glasgow. The CSHHH is a research collaboration between historians of medicine and of health and healthcare at Glasgow Caledonian and Strathclyde universities.

Apply to the MSc Health History via the Strathclyde University website.

Students on this course will get the opportunity to hear from guest lecturers.
Research Skills, Sources and Methods for Historians; Pharmaceuticals, Ethics and Health 1800 1980; Food and Health in the West during the Twentieth Century; Medicine and Warfare; Health and Healthcare in the Long Nineteenth Century; Advanced Oral History; Governing Highs and Health: History and the Control of Drugs c1800-1945; Medicine, Health and the Moving Image; Medicine and Madness: Psychiatry in the Nineteen and Twentieth Centuries; Work Placement in History; Fleshy Histories: Meat Eating and Meat Avoidance, 1500 to the Present.
Students on this course are assessed by continuous assessment.