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March 2017 taught Master’s introduction and taster session

On Wednesday 8 March, there’s an opportunity to find out more about taught Master’s (MSc) study at CHSTM. Events during the afternoon will introduce our three taught Master’s (MSc) pathways:

The talks do not cover graduate research (PhD and MPhil), but potential research supervisors will be available to answer any questions at various times during the day.

Our talks and question-and-answer sessions will run from 2 till 4pm in Room 4.08 Simon Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester (see Maps and travel).

  • Starting at 2pm: introductions to History of Science, Technology and Medicine and Medical Humanities
  • Starting at 3pm: 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 for the CHSTM session, but please help us to estimate numbers by emailing Dr James Sumner in advance to let us know you will be attending.

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.

Past events

Our most recent Postgraduate Taught Open Day took place in November 2016. You can view a full recording of our talks on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine and Medical Humanities pathways here, or access it externally on YouTube.

We are hoping to add a recording for the Science Communication programme soon.


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

Postgraduate research (PhD and MPhil)

We do not have any scheduled events covering postgraduate research, but it may be useful to look at our talks from November 2015 which covered research as well as taught study. You can view a full recording of the talks below, or on YouTube (opens in a separate window).

Relevant timings:

00:00 Introduction to CHSTM
56:30 PhD research and funding; research career options
1:15:30 Life as a PhD student at CHSTM

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