History of Science, Technology and Medicine
The University of Manchester
Key Course Facts
Our taught MSc in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) focuses on key topics from the 19th century to the present, and gives students a critical perspective on global challenges such as:
The history of climate change
Questions about trust and expertise
The relationship between information technology and society
Science, race and empire
The politics of public health and access to medical care
The degree focuses on humanities skills, but can be taken successfully by students from any disciplinary background.
Our flexible curriculum provides breadth and choice across the history of science, technology and medicine, allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your interests.
The new placement option allows you to gain transferable skills for employment by working with museums, charities, policy organisations and heritage bodies.
You will become an integrated member of a research community with dedicated facilities and a vibrant seminar programme.
You will learn from and work with world-leading staff, whose expertise encompasses political, social, and cultural approaches to the history of science, technology and medicine, from both national and global perspectives.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- All other courses
- Manchester Business School East - Undergraduate Degrees
- Manchester Business School - Graduate Degrees
- Graduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
- Undergraduate Degrees
- (no subscore less than 6.0)
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study History of Science, Technology and Medicine, MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
We require an Upper Second-class honours degree or overseas equivalent in an appropriate discipline, which may include humanities or science subjects. You should provide transcripts or study plans indicating performance on the most relevant course content. Applicants may also be accepted based on evidence of alternative study, research or professional experience that meets the University's central requirements. This course is also available for intercalating medical students, both from the University of Manchester and other UK universities, upon completion of their third year. For St Andrews students, this includes the three-year course plus the following one or two years spent in Manchester. Intercalating medical students need to have passed all assessments at first attempt (if they are third year) or have no fails in third year if they are fourth year.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
Positions of The University of Manchester in top UK and global rankings.
About The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is a publicly funded research university with a mission to advance education, knowledge and wisdom for the good of society. University of Manchester’s main site is home to the majority of its faculties and is referred to by its students as ‘the campus’, although in reality Manchester does not have a campus but is instead interspersed throughout the city of Manchester.
Student composition of The University of Manchester
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|History of Science, Technology and Medicine MSc||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||£11000||£23000||-||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Philosophy and History of Science MA||University of Bristol||-||-||-||£5350||-||-||Bristol||On campus Part-time|
|History of Science, Medicine and Technology MPhil||University of Oxford||-||-||-||-||-||-||Oxford||On campus Full-time|
|History of Science Technology and Medicine MPhil||The University of Manchester||-||-||-||-||-||-||Manchester||On campus Part-time|