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MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society


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.

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