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.

Module details

The core module Health, Cultures and Societies provides an introduction to the field of medical and health humanities.

The three themed modules Critical Medical HumanitiesEnvironmental Humanities, and Arts, Mental Health and Wellbeing focus on:

a) The critical examination of knowledges and practices bound up with health, illness, wellbeing and medicine and their impact and representations in various contexts (historical, political, economic, and socio-cultural)

b) Showcasing and interrogating the complex inter-relationship between health and the environment by addressing questions around climate change, the conditions of disease emergence, pollution and species extinction

c) Arts and humanities-oriented responses to (mental) health in contemporary medical practice and social care.

Finally, the ‘Advanced Research Methods’ training offers students an opportunity to develop a research or creative agenda, to martial material (sources, scholarship, materials) and to develop an approach for their individual capstone project.

Modules include:*

• Health, Cultures & Societies
• Critical Medical Humanities
• Environmental Humanities
• Arts, Mental Health and Wellbeing
• Advanced Research Methods
• Capstone Project (dissertation)

* Information provided above is indicative and changes may be made according to programme development and teaching availability.