2 one-year Masters studentships in the History of Medicine at the University of Durham for the academic year 2005-06
The Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease (CHMD) invites applications for 2 one-year Masters studentships in the History of Medicine. The studentships are part of the new Taught Masters Programme in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine (HPSM) of the University of Durham’s Department of Philosophy, the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease (CHMD), and the School for Health. They are placed within the framework of the Durham/Newcastle Centre for the History of Medicine, a partnership between the universities of Durham and Newcastle.
The studentships are funded from a Wellcome Trust Enhancement Award which had been awarded to the Durham/Newcastle Centre for the History of Medicine. They will be available as of October 2005.
The Masters studentships cover fees at home/EU level plus £9,000 maintenance. Students will register for the new MA in HPSM offered by the Department of Philosophy and the School for Health as of October 2005.
This one-year (two years part-time) programme combines historical and philosophical approaches to medicine and science. In particular, it provides students with a deeper understanding of historical, cultural and philosophical issues in science and medicine from Antiquity up to the present day. One of its primary aims is to show students how the humanities are relevant to a deeper understanding of past and present medical and scientific issues. The breadth of the course’s methods ranges from socio-cultural models to analytical approaches. The programme provides the necessary research training that will either link into further PhD study or act as a stand alone MA; and candidates who have successfully completed the programme will be eligible to take part in the annual Wellcome Trust PhD studentship competition. Further information on the HPSM Masters Programme and the teaching staff can be found on the website at http://www.dur.ac.uk/hpsm.ma/index.html .
Applications for the two studentships are invited from highly motivated graduates from various backgrounds including arts and humanities subjects, science, and medicine with a high mark on their first degree (or equivalent) who will commit themselves to a dissertation on a subject within the History of Medicine. Overseas applicants are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications for the studentships should be made to Prof. Holger Maehle, Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, University of Durham, Queen’s Campus, Wolfson Research Institute, University Boulevard, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6BH, United Kingdom. Applications must include (a) a statement of up to 400 words outlining your reasons for wanting to pursue postgraduate study in HPSM and highlighting your specific research interests in the History of Medicine, (b) a full CV, (c) the names of two referees.
The closing date for applications is 6 May 2005.
Simultanously, applicants should also apply to the HPSM programme. Application forms and general information are available through the Postgraduate Secretary, Department of Philosophy, University of Durham, 50 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HN, United Kingdom, Email: [email protected]
For general information regarding postgraduate study at Durham please see the University website at http://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/. For information about the HPSM Masters Programme please see the website at http://www.dur.ac.uk/hpsm.ma/index.html. For information about the History of Medicine activities at Durham please see the webpage of the CHMD at http://www.dur.ac.uk/chmd/index.htm
For specific inquiries about the HPSM Masters Programme contact either Dr Matthew D. Eddy, University of Durham, Department of Philosophy, 50 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HN, United Kingdom, e-mail: [email protected] or Dr Lutz D.H. Sauerteig, Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease, University of Durham, Queen’s Campus, Wolfson Research Institute, University Boulevard, Stockton-on-Tees TS17 6BH, United Kingdom, e-mail: [email protected]