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Open days for prospective students

Our next Open Day takes place on Wednesday 25 November 2015.

Events during the afternoon will introduce our three taught Master’s (MSc) pathways:

We will also present current opportunities for graduate research (PhD and MPhil).

University events

The University of Manchester is also hosting general events about postgraduate taught study on the same day. If you are interested in a taught Master’s, you can attend general talks and campus tours between 12 and 2pm, before visiting us. You will need to register separately for these events. A programme of events, and registration details, are on the University website at

The University events on 25 November do not cover postgraduate research, but potential supervisors at CHSTM will be happy to answer any questions.

CHSTM events

Our session will run from 2 till 4pm in Room 2.57 Simon Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester (see Maps and travel).

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

Please let us know in advance that you will be attending the CHSTM session so that we can estimate numbers, by emailing Dr James Sumner.
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: taught Master’s

This session was recorded in March 2015 and describes our taught pathways in Science communication, History of science, technology and medicine and Medical humanities for September 2015 entry.

Part One (direct link to YouTube):

02:49 Introduction to Science Communication

21:05 Introduction to History of Science, Technology and Medicine

35:05 Introduction to Medical Humanities

45:19 Life as a Master’s student at CHSTM

Part Two (direct link to YouTube):

00:00 Career destinations

11:42 From Master's study to PhD research in history

14:41 From Master's study to a career in science communication

24:20 Fees, funding, and the application process

Please note that full details of the University-wide Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme have been announced since this talk: see our postgraduate taught funding page for current details


Past events: graduate research (PhD or MPhil)

This session was recorded in November 2014 and provides a good general indication of current possibilities.

View this talk directly on YouTube

0:00:12 Fees and funding (both taught and research)

0:13:21 About postgraduate research at CHSTM

0:25:39 Views from current PhD students

0:35:15 Research talks from current CHSTM postdocs

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