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University open day

The University runs regular Postgraduate taught courses open days, with activities including campus tours, accommodation visits, and general introductions to postgraduate taught study. These events are recommended particularly for students seeking to learn more about Manchester or the University. There will also be a stall giving information about CHSTM’s programmes as part of Faculty-specific events in the afternoon.

The next postgraduate taught courses open day is on Wednesday 22 November 2017. You can register for the open day here.

Taught Master’s taster event

For more detail on CHSTM’s taught Master’s programmes, we recommend you attend our taster sessions on Wednesday 29 November.

Our events will begin at 13.00 with an optional visit to the Manchester Museum, led by current students, including an introduction to local collections and the Museum’s new facility for self-guided learning, The Study.

Our talks and question-and-answer sessions will run from 14.00 till 16.00 in Room 2.57, Simon Building (see Maps and travel).

  • Starting at 14.00: introductions to History of Science, Technology and Medicine and Medical Humanities
  • Starting at 15.00: introduction to Science Communication

Talks will cover course structures and content, the application process, and career opportunities, including progression from taught Master’s study to PhD. Current and former graduate students will also be available to answer your questions and chat informally about their experience.

Registration and contact details

You do not need to register to attend, but please help us to estimate numbers by registering for the taster event on 29 November here.

For advance queries about graduate study at CHSTM, please contact the relevant member of staff:

Many staff will also be available for individual meetings by prior appointment throughout the day: see our staff pages for contact details.

For intercalating medical students

We will also be holding special taster events for medical students intending to intercalate in Medical Humanities, on Monday 20 November, from 18:30 to 20:30 in the Consultation Skills Learning Centre, Stopford Building (see Maps and Travel), and on 22 November from 18:30 to 20:30 at the Royal Preston Hospital (exact venue to be confirmed). Prospective students may want to take a look at past examples of creative student work on the Medical Humanites Lab website. Please email Dr Sarah Collins if you intend to intercalate and would like to attend these events.

Past events

You can view a full recording of our talks at a recent Taster Event below, or access it externally on YouTube.


01:50 History of Science, Technology and Medicine course content

08:45 Medical Humanities course content

21:20 Views from current students

35:25 Fees and funding

42:55 Career destinations of past graduates

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