Masters Studentships in the History of Medicine - Newcastle University

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The School of Historical Studies at Newcastle University is pleased to advertise 3 Masters Studentship Awards (stipend c. £16,853 + home/EU-fees) for postgraduate study in Newcastle’s Wellcome Trust recognised MA programme in the History of Medicine.

The studentships are funded by the Wellcome Trust and will be available as of September.


Applicants for the MA studentships require a good (predicted) undergraduate degree result (1st or high 2:1) in a subject within the Humanities and Social Sciences (e.g. History, Classics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Archaeology, Psychology, Sociology, etc.). Candidates with a medical background are also encouraged to apply, and the studentship is open to current stage 4 Newcastle medical students who have opted to take the MA in the History of Medicine as an intercalated degree after stage 4 MBBS.

Applications from overseas candidates with equivalent qualifications are also very welcome.

Application procedure:

In order to be considered for this competition, applicants must first;

(i) have secured a place in the programme by completing and submitting the University’s online postgraduate application form for the MA in the History of Medicine and receiving written comfirmation of acceptance to the programme.

Once this is the case, applicants are asked to send

(ii) a covering letter, (iii) your CV and details about your academic qualifications, (iv), the names of two referees, and

(v) a brief outline of up to 200 words outlining your reasons for wanting to pursue postgraduate study in the history of medicine and highlighting your specific research interests, to:

The Graduate Secretary,
Ms Sandra Fletcher,
School of Historical Studies,
University of Newcastle,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU,

For specific inquiries about the studentships and about the MA programme please contact:

Dr Jonathan Andrews
Degree Programme Director, MA in History of Medicine
School of Historical Studies & Northern Centre for the History of Medicine,
Newcastle University
Armstrong Building
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Tel: (direct) 0191 222 5756; (switchboard, Newcastle) 0191 222 6000 Email:

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