Study at Oxford
Graduate Study in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at the University of Oxford
The Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (OCHSMT) at the University of Oxford brings together broad subject expertise in HSMT in one of the world’s largest history departments. The Centre offers teaching and supervision spanning the Medieval World to the modern era. We have particular expertise in the history of global and colonial medicine; material culture and scientific knowledge; innovation and war; the history of psychiatry; and the history of science and technology from 1350 to 1950. We also benefit from close links with the History of Science Museum, the Pitt Rivers Museum, and the Ashmolean Museum. More information about the Oxford Centre for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology can be found here.
Alongside scholarships in History and Graduate Study at Oxford more generally, we offer scholarships specific to the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, including:
- St Cross College HAPP MSc Scholarship in the History of Science
- Wellcome Trust Master’s and Doctoral Awards in Medical Humanities and Social Sciences
St Cross College is offering a new three-year scholarship, the HAPP Scholarship in the History & Philosophy of Physics, for research students who will begin studying for a DPhil in the History of Physics or a DPhil in the Philosophy of Physics at the University of Oxford in October 2022.
We offer one-year (MSc) and two-year (MPhil) master’s programmes, which provide rigorous training in all aspects of the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology as well as general historical methodologies. Master’s students are part of the History Faculty, and can choose to take a range of Option Papers specific to HSMT as well as Papers from general MSt programmes in History.
Our doctoral programme (DPhil) offers one-to-one support and supervision in HSMT; you will also join a vibrant community of researchers in the History Faculty who work on a wide range of different subjects and in a variety of historical periods. We invite applications to study advanced topics with individual members of staff, who can be found here.