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Introducing the MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society!

last modified Nov 28, 2017 12:22 PM

The new MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society offers a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research that combines a world class faculty with outstanding institutional resources. In addition to history, sociology and social anthropology, the course also includes ethics and philosophy, thus offering an unparalleled educational experience. No other programme can match Cambridge’s breadth and concentration of expertise in this rapidly expanding and exciting subject area.

The course is designed to provide students with combined advanced skills in the social and historical analysis of health and medicine. The course will offer a high-level interdisciplinary approach to theory and methodology, build confidence in conceptual and empirical analysis, and ensure familiarity with key scholarly literatures. Research training is a core component of the course, which will enable students to design individual projects, collect and analyse data, and develop substantial arguments based on original research. 

The MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society is jointly run by the Department of History and Philosophy of ScienceDivision of Social Anthropology and Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge.

See here for further information.

Cambridge is rated top Anthropology department in the world in influential QS university rankings

last modified Mar 26, 2018 10:03 AM

The University of Cambridge has been rated as the best in the world for Anthropology in the influential global rankings by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds): see

UK universities as a whole have done well in the rankings this year, especially in the arts and humanities, but even so only ten departments at UK Universities have been ranked in their particular academic subject world-wide. The Department of Social Anthropology are pleased that the recent recognition of their success by the University in re-establishment as an independent department should be followed by this international acclaim.

Postgraduate Open Day 2018

last modified May 08, 2018 02:31 PM

The Open Day for students interested in coming to Cambridge to study on a postgraduate course will be on Friday 2 November 2018.

The University of Cambridge Postgraduate Open day is open to current final year students or graduates who are seeking to enter into postgraduate study at Masters or PhD level.  

During the day there will be detailed information about the graduate application process. Current graduate students and Graduate Admissions staff will be on hand to answer questions about postgraduate study and student life in the vibrant city of Cambridge. Staff will also be available to give you advice on the application process, funding opportunities and careers after your course.

You will have the chance to speak to department staff at the Exhibition Hub and you may be able to visit the department to learn more about individual courses and discover which course will be best for you by talking to the staff and students here.

You will also have the opportunity to visit some of the Colleges, find out about their unique character and see how College life complements academic life in Cambridge.

There is no charge for attending the open day although you will need to arrange your own travel and accommodation if required.

Visit the Graduate Study website now to register your interest and we will email you once bookings are open in August. 

The Open Day for students interested in coming to Cambridge to study on a postgraduate course will be on Friday 2 November 2018.