The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM) of the University of Manchester is pleased to announce its Annual Postgraduate Open-Day which will be taking place on 10 February 2010, 2pm-4pm, seminar room 2.57, 2nd floor, Simon Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester.

At the Open Day there will be presentations on our taught Masters and PhD Programmes.  Topics covered include: the application process; course structure, operation and progression; careers, including opportunities for progression to PhD.  The sessions are informal and there will also be a chance to meet current and past Masters students.

CHSTM is one of the world’s leading centres for history of science, technology and medicine and their relations with society, with a growing focus on science communication. We have a lively postgraduate community of Masters and PhD students, and a large and successful group of postdoctoral researchers: our study facilities are among the best in the UK, and we have an excellent track record of progression from Masters to PhD, and from doctoral to postdoctoral study. We pride ourselves on the interdisciplinary nature of our programmes, and cater for students with a science background as well as those arriving with a humanities or social science undergraduate degree. We offer a range of MScs including the History of Science, Technology and Medicine; History of Medicine; and Science Communication. The Masters in History of Medicine is available for UK medical students to intercalate after four years of undergraduate medical education. Our Research Methods in History of Science, Technology and Medicine degree is an approved pathway to apply for ESRC-sponsored PhD study.

For further information about the Centre, including staff interests and location details, please visit

Please book your place on the open day with the Centre secretary, Gillian Mawson, [email protected], or telephone +44 161 2755850. A limited number of travel bursaries are available; please let us know in advance if you wish to apply for support.

For further information about our MSc programmes or postgraduate research opportunities please contact:

Dr Flurin Condrau

MSc Programme Director CHSTM

University of Manchester


M13 9PL

[email protected]

+44 161 275 5861