MA Studentship in the History of Medicine

MA Studentship in the History of Medicine

The Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London, has been invited by the Wellcome Trust to nominate a candidate for an MA scholarship in the history of medicine and humanities in the Trust’s open competition.

The Centre invites applications for this nomination. It wishes to propose a student with an interest in the area of the history of medicine and the history of the emotions. If successful in the Wellcome Trust’s open competition procedure, the student will follow the MA in History within the School of History, taking modules which where possible link to the theme of the history of medicine and the emotions. The dissertation element will also be in this area. Details about the MA in History may be consulted at:

New MA modules (including, in particular, a new module on ‘The History of Medicine and the Body’) will run in 2011-12.

The Centre for the History of the Emotions is a lively interdisciplinary research centre located within the Faculty of Arts and Social Studies, and is managed from the School of History. The Centre has received a five-year Wellcome Trust Enhancement Award in the History of Medicine to fund a research project – ‘Medicine, Emotion and Disease in History’ – which investigates how theories, experiences, and expressions of passions and emotions have developed in medical contexts since the sixteenth century. Details of the Centre’s membership and activities can be found online at:

The studentship is fully funded, providing a maintenance grant at the rate paid by the Wellcome Trust (£16,222). Fees are also covered by the Wellcome Trust, at the rate for home students. There will also be access to further funds for travel and research expenses.

Applicants should have attained (or expect to attain by the end of 2010-11) an excellent BA degree. The competition is open to applicants studying any historical period from the 16th century to the present.

Applicants should apply simultaneously for admission to the Queen Mary MA in History programme. An application form may be downloaded as a PDF or Word document; and on-line application is also possible. For further details of how to apply to Queen Mary, see:

Applicants must include with their application (in addition to their application form, degree transcript and two references), an outline of their interest in the history of medicine and the emotions, with a statement of the topic that they wish to follow in the dissertation.

All application materials should be sent to:

The Admissions and Recruitment Office, Queen Mary University of London,
E1 4NS

Closing Date: 20 June 2011

Short-listed candidates may be invited for interview. All enquiries should be addressed to Professor Colin Jones ( )