Master's History of Science, Technology and Medicine


  • Dr Robert Kirk

    University of Manchester

Project summary

Since 1986, we have pioneered the integrated historical study of science, technology and medicine, arguing that these fields cannot be understood in isolation from each other or from their wider social and cultural contexts. Health and medicine are at the forefront of our research activity.

Our Master’s in History of Science, Technology and Medicine (HSTM) is built on research-led teaching. Students learn in a rich research culture with opportunities to participate in academic meetings, seminars and conferences, as well as contributing to public engagement activities. All our primary investigators contribute to the Master's programme and supervise student research projects. 

The programme attracts first class students with backgrounds in the humanities, social sciences and science. The course reinforces the theory that medical and health-related humanities and sciences are strongest when they are in dialogue with each other.