Degree awarded: PhD
Duration: 36 months (full-time), 72 months (part-time)
Entry requirements: Candidates should normally hold a First or Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, plus a recognised Masters qualification in a relevant subject such as history, HSTM, science studies/STS, philosophy of science, museology or science communication. In certain circumstances, lower or less directly relevant qualifications supplemented by relevant work experience may be acceptable.
For entry in the academic year 2011-12, the tuition fees are estimated to be £6,400-£17,850 per annum for UK/EU students and £17,200-£28,600 per annum for international students (exact fees are still to be confirmed). For general fees information please visit postgraduate fees
Funding is available for well-qualified applicants via the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Wellcome Trust. ESRC applicants normally require an ESRC-accredited Masters qualification such as the CHSTM MSc Research Methods in History of Science, Technology and Medicine. Other sources of funding are also available. Please refer to the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
(CHSTM)website for further details.
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PhD research allows students to develop expert status through detailed study of a clearly-defined episode in the history of science, technology and medicine or science communication studies, whilst gaining broad professional skills in research, analysis and presentation. PhD students play an important role in the intellectual and social life of the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, and contribute extensively to seminars, reading groups and conferences.
Full entry requirements
Academic entry qualification overview:
Candidates should normally hold a First or Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, plus a recognised Masters qualification in a relevant subject such as history, HSTM, science studies/STS, philosophy of science, museology or science communication. In certain circumstances, lower or less directly relevant qualifications supplemented by relevant work experience may be acceptable.
Students whose first language is not English are required to take either the IELTS or TOEFL test. On the IELTS test applicants are normally expected to score a minimum of 7.0 overall; on the TOEFL test a minimum score of 600 (paper based), 250 (computer based) or 100 (internet based) is expected.
If you have applied to us before, any subsequent application should provide updated information on your suitability for the course. We reserve the right to draw on any information from previous applications.
The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine offers strong, research-led supervision by the UK's largest integrated group of scholars in the history of science, technology and medicine and science communication. Full details of research themes and staff interests are available from the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine
(CHSTM) website. CHSTM maintains extensive links with other research groupings in the university including History, Museology, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Art History and Visual Studies, and with colleagues in the natural sciences and healthcare.
All research students have regular one-to-one meetings with a specialist supervisor and regular `milestone' meetings, ensuring progression towards completion, under the framework of the Faculty of Life Sciences' graduate training programme.
CHSTM research students enjoy among the best study facilities of any comparable unit in the UK. Where possible we provide a dedicated desk, terminal and storage space for all full-time research students based locally. Students have full access to a specialist library located within CHSTM, and are within five minutes' walk of the John Rylands University Library. The Manchester area is exceptionally rich in resources for the historical study of scientific, medical, technological and industrial change.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Support Office. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students with a PhD in this area commonly go on to further academic research or to careers in museums, science journalism or science policy work.