The field of Medical Humanities combines the insights and perspectives of the humanities and social sciences to address, critique, and reconfigure what it means to be healthy within and beyond the domain of medicine.
Durham University has the highest concentration of Medical Humanities scholars in the UK. Studying the new Masters of Medical Humanities will give you exposure to and interaction with some of the leading scholars in this area.
Professor Angela Woods, Medical Humanities Programme Director, talks about the impact of Medical Humanities and the scope of the four postgraduate taught Medical Humanities programmes at Durham University.
We offer four options to enable you to find the programme which best suits your aims and preferred mode of study. Among them is the world’s first fully online MA in Medical Humanities offering maximum accessibility and flexibility.
We have designed a bespoke programme in Medical Humanities that is unique both in its accessibility as well as the breadth of its interdisciplinarity. Students can expect coursework that fits their schedules, modules taught by a wide range of experts, and an educational model that facilitates peer-to-peer learning among an international student cohort.
See course details and structure, entry requirements, fees and funding and how to apply.
This suite of programmes has been designed to welcome graduates from across the humanities and social sciences, intercalating medical students and individuals with professional experience or career aspirations in clinical, policy or other health-related settings.
Please get in touch if you consider applying and let us know what you need from our team in order to thrive.
The MA in Medical Humanities provides rich interdisciplinary training that is ideal not only for those aspiring to a PhD but also for those working in medicine, non-profits, policy settings, bioethics, and any context where health inequality and critical medical debates are vital.
As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Institute for Medical Humanities is offering a Masters scholarship to support a student who identifies as a member of a minority ethnic community in the UK to access Durham’s new Master of Arts in Medical Humanities.
Any questions? We are happy to help!
T. +44 (0)191 334 8277