Masters in Humanities/Medical Humanities Bursaries at the University of Leicester, UK

Deadline: 30 September 2011
Open to: UK, EU and International Students
Scholarship: 6 x £1,000 Masters in Humanities/Medical Humanities Bursaries are opened to UK/EU and International Applicants

The Masters in Humanities is an exciting and innovative programme that allows the student maximum opportunity to devise their own specialised programme of study in arts and humanities subjects while our Masters in Medical Humanities is an interdisciplinary degree which studies the relationship of the arts to medical practice.
The University offers six bursaries for students joining  in October 2011:

  • 5 x Wellcome Trust Bursaries in Medical Humanities (MA in Medical Humanities)
  • 1 x College Bursary (MA in Humanities)

The Bursaries

5 x Wellcome Trust Bursaries in Medical Humanities (MA in Medical Humanities):

The MA in Medical Humanities is an interdisciplinary MA which studies the relationship of the Arts to Medical Practice. Suitable for intercalating or part-time study, this is a special pathway of the MA in Humanities.This MA degree is an opportunity to open up exciting new areas of medical debate through the study of history, literature, art, film, politics, psychology, and archaeology. You will learn, amongst other topics, about: The relationship between patients and practitioners over the centuries, The role of natural, religious and magical forms of healing, Conceptions of illness and what constitutes a cure, Artistic representations of medicine. For further information about the MA click –

Medical Humanities is a rapidly expanding research field in the UK as the importance of humanities training for doctors becomes widely recognised. This MA degree is an opportunity to open up exciting new areas of medical debate through the study of history, literature, art, film, politics, psychology, and archaeology.

You will learn, amongst other topics, about:

  • The relationship between patients and practitioners over the centuries,
  • The role of natural, religious and magical forms of healing,
  • Conceptions of illness and what constitutes a cure,
  • Artistic representations of medicine.
For further information about the MA click HERE.

1 x College Bursary (MA in Humanities):

The MA in Humanities is an exciting and innovative programme that allows the student maximum opportunity to devise their own specialised programme of study in arts and humanities subjects. This can either range widely across disciplines or be concentrated on a subject-specific pathway – such as English and Humanities, Art History and Humanities, Modern Languages and Humanities, etc. and be based in the relevant School/Department or a “studies” degree such as Women’s Studies and Humanities. The MA can be studied full-time over one year or part-time over two years. Core courses and some options are taught 4.30-6.30 pm (or later) to allow those in full-time work to ‘flexitime’ their studies into other commitments.

For further  information click – HERE.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have been awarded a place on the Masters in Humanities/Medical Humanities programmes starting October 2011 to be considered for these bursaries. Bursary winners will be determined on the overall strength of the application and early application is advised. Applicants must meet the University’s standard entry requirements for these degrees.
  • These bursaries are available to both UK/EU and International (i.e., from outside the EU) applicants. The bursaries are available for full- and part-time campus based study and applicants must be able to commence their studies in October 2011.

Application

You can submit your application online or by post.

If you decide to submit your application online follow the instructions given – HERE

If you decide to apply by post follow the instructions given – HERE

General information about applying

For more information contact:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: + 44 (0)116 252 2678

The Official Website

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