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MA Studentship: History of Medicine, Newcastle (UK)

(Newcastle University)

Date Posted: 05/01/2012

NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Northern Centre for the History of Medicine

MASTERS STUDENTSHIP IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

The Northern Centre for the History of Medicine at Newcastle University
is pleased to advertise a Masters Studentship Award for postgraduate
study in Newcastle University's MA programme in the History of Medicine
during the academic year 2012-13. The closing date for applications is
30 May 2012.

The studentship will be awarded at £6,500 for a full-time student of
outstanding merit, including £5,500 towards fees (covering home/EU
rates) and awarding £1,000 maintenance support. A part time studentship
would be considered for a meritorious applicant at c. half the above
rate per annum. The studentship will be available as of September 2012.

Successful applicants will join the postgraduate community based at the
School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Newcastle University.
Postgraduate teaching and research supervision in the History of
Medicine at Newcastle is delivered by scholars with established
international reputations in the field.

Subject to slight changes, the MA in the History of Medicine
incorporates three compulsory formal research training components (60
credits), during which students develop research skills and
methodologies; three special study options (60 credits), one of which
can be a foreign language course or a module in one of the other MA
programmes offered by the School; and it culminates in the completion of
an intensively researched 14,000 word dissertation (60 credits). Study
consists mainly of seminars, lectures, tutorials, workshops and
independent learning.

The programme provides the necessary research training that will either
link into further PhD and postgraduate academic study, or act as a
standalone MA. Candidates who have successfully completed the programme
will be eligible to take part in the annual Wellcome Trust PhD
studentship competition. The MA also provides the key skills and
training for a wide range of careers both within and outside of Higher
Education.

Eligibility: Applications for the studentship are invited from highly
motivated graduates from various backgrounds including the Humanities
and Social Sciences. Applicants require a good (or predicted)
undergraduate degree result (1st or high 2:1) in such a subject.
Candidates with a medical background are also strongly 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: Applicants are asked to send: i) a CV and list of
academic qualifications and experience; ii) a personal statement and
letter of application outlining reasons for wanting to pursue
postgraduate study in the history of medicine at Newcastle and
highlighting specific research interests (max 300 words), iii) copies of
any relevant certificates and transcripts, and (iv) letters of
recommendation from two academic referees. Applications should be sent
to the Postgraduate Secretary, Mrs. Sandra Fletcher, School of History,
Classics and Archaeology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU, tel. +44 (0)191 222 7966, to arrive no later than 30 May 2012.

For specific enquiries about the studentship and about the MA programme
please contact:

Dr Thomas Rütten
Newcastle Director of the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Newcastle University
Armstrong Building
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Tel: (direct) +44 (0)191 222 3547; email: thomas.rutten@ncl.ac.uk

For more information on the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine see
http://www.nchm.ac.uk/

For more information on the subject of History of Medicine at Newcastle see
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/historical/medicine/index.htm

For more information on the MA programme in History of Medicine at
Newcastle see
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/subjects/history/courses/414





Laura Cresser

Centre Administrator,

Northern Centre for the History of Medicine,

School of History, Classics and Archaeology,

Armstrong Building,

Newcastle University,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

NE1 7RU



Tel.: +44 (0) 191 222 6542

Email: laura.cresser@ncl.ac.uk



Office Hours:

Monday 9:00-15:00 / Wednesday 9:00-15:00 / Friday 9:00-12:00

Further Information:

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/subjects/history/courses/41

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