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Studentship for MA Medical Humanities: Bodies, Cultures and Ideas

The Department of History, Classics and Archaeology and the Department of English and Humanities at Birkbeck, University of London are delighted to offer a fully funded studentship for the MA Medical Humanities: Bodies, Cultures and Ideas. This studentship is funded by Wellcome Trust.

Fact file

  • Qualification type: MA
  • Start date: October 2019
  • Location: London
  • Mode of study: part-time or full-time
  • Funding for: UK students / EU students
  • Funding amount: UK/EU tuition fees, a London-weighted stipend at UK Research Council rates and a generous research allowance.
  • Closing date: Monday 8 July 2019 5pm BST
  • Contact us: informal enquiries may be made to the Co-Directors of the MA Medical Humanities, Dr Anne Hanley and Dr Peter Fifield.

Eligibility criteria

  • This studentship is open to all applicants to the MA Medical Humanities and will be awarded on the basis of both financial and academic merit. 
  • You are expected to meet the entry requirements for MA study within the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology and the Department of English and Humanities.

How to apply

  • We particularly encourage applications from candidates with proposed research projects that look beyond the boundaries of Europe. Please submit your application by emailing the following to Adam Whittock:
    • a full CV
    • a 500-word statement of research, detailing plans for your dissertation project: this should include attention to the following:
      • the project’s methodological and scholarly foundations
      • the project’s academic importance
      • why the project is a good fit for Wellcome funding
      • discussion of the project’s potential non-academic impact and scholarly outputs
    • a 250-word personal statement outlining your interest in the Medical Humanities, as well as your suitability for, and reasons for taking, the MA Medical Humanities
    • a sample of your own academic writing of no more than 2500 words: this may be one or more undergraduate essays or dissertation chapters.
    • the name and contact details of an academic referee who is able to comment on your suitability for MA study.
  • You must also complete an application for a place on the MA Medical Humanities programme either before, or at the same time as, applying for this funding.