Health, Cultures and Societies MA

  • Programme duration: Full-time: 12 months   Part-time: 24 months
  • Programme start: September 2022
  • Entry requirements: The normal requirement for entry on to a taught programme is a good 2:1 or equivalent undergraduate degree in a relevant field of study. The programme accepts intercalating students from medicine.

Career prospects

The Health, Cultures and Societies MA delivers the ideal training if you are seeking an academic career in the field of medical humanities. The MA also provides a solid foundation for careers in education, the cultural sector, health and therapeutic care, politics, and third sector industries. If you have a professional background in any of these (or other relevant) areas, the MA provides you with the opportunity for continuing professional development, whilst enabling you to bring your experiences to the cohort which will further enrich the programme.

Graduates of this MA programme have the opportunity to enhance their future employment opportunities by engaging closely with the Centre’s external partners in the Liverpool and Merseyside region through collaborative research, student placements and internships.

The Health, Cultures and Societies MA offers an opportunity to enhance your skills for a wide range of employment and professional fields, especially where communication, collaborative endeavour, critical thinking and research are key components of the role. The required modules all emphasise public-facing thinking and activity (regionally, nationally and internationally) as well as encouraging co-production of knowledge and research experience. The modules are also designed to enhance confidence, digital fluency, and foster skills such as organisation, teamwork, time management, personal initiative and responsibility which will be transferrable to future work environments within a global context.