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Welcome to the Institute for Medical Humanities

We conduct interdisciplinary research into what we call 'hidden experience' and investigate experiences of health and illness which are marginalised, difficult, unspeakable, unacknowledged, or invisible. Our aim is to transform knowledge within and beyond the critical medical humanities, improve health policy and practice, and benefit the lives of communities and individuals.
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Apply now for our Medical Humanities Masters, Diploma or Certificate

This interdisciplinary programme introduces students to a variety of different perspectives and methodologies for studying health and wellbeing. The courses are designed to be accessible and meet diverse student needs with options taken part-time or full-time, as distance learning or in-person.

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New report on Creative Facilitation: Transforming approaches to interdisciplinary research

New report commissioned by Durham's Institute for Medical Humanities exploring Creative Facilitation, an approach used at IMH to sustain and enhance interdisciplinary and cross-sector working.

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Health at Durham

We're a collaboration of 44 specialist centres, academies and projects, with over 40 undergraduate courses and postgraduate programmes. Unbound from clinic, we frame health differently. Our vision for health is for people to thrive in the places they live.

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For general enquiries, please contact us by email.

Institute for Medical Humanities

Durham University

Confluence Building

Lower Mountjoy

Stockton Road



T. +44 (0)191 334 8277