CHSTM, Manchester: taught Master's funding opportunities

The Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM), University of Manchester, UK, offers the following funding support opportunities on its taught Master's programmes for September 2015 entry.

Research preparation bursary (new announcement)

One bursary (support grant) of £10 000 is available for a student accepted for place on our taught Master’s programme in History of Science, Technology and Medicine (including the Medical Humanities pathway) or Science Communication. The award is aimed at highly motivated students seeking to proceed to PhD research at CHSTM. The scheme is open to all suitably qualified UK, EU and international candidates. The deadline for applications is Friday 29 May 2015.

Full details of this bursary are available at

Williamson studentships in the history of biology and/or medicine

Two fully funded studentships, including UK/EU course fees and a living allowance of around £14000 per year, are available for graduate study in the history of the biological sciences and/or medicine after 1800. Support may cover one year's study on our taught Master's in History of Science, Technology and Medicine, used to develop research skills, followed by three funded years of full-time PhD study. The scheme is also open for PhD funding only to candidates who already hold a relevant Master's qualification. The deadline for applications is Friday 29 May 2015.

Full details of these studentships are available at

University of Manchester Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

All of CHSTM's taught Master's programmes are eligible for the University of Manchester's Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme, which provides £10 000 of funding to selected UK and EU candidates with recent undergraduate degrees who meet certain access requirements. The deadline for applications is Friday 22 May 2015.

Full details of the scheme are available at

All candidates should apply for a place on the relevant Master's programme before applying for a scholarship.

More information

CHSTM is one of the largest research and teaching groups of its kind, with a focus on the integrated histories of science, technology and medicine post-1800 and specialisms including contemporary history and policy, science communication, and bioethics. We offer three connected pathways for taught Master's study:
History of science, technology and medicine (HSTM) focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century science, technology and medicine, their social and cultural backgrounds, and their implications for the present and future.
The Medical humanities pathway combines historical understanding of medicine and healthcare with approaches from literary studies, the social sciences and the visual arts. It is available to medical students as an intercalated MSc, or more generally as a stand-alone course.
Science communication, newly launched as an independent programme for 2015, combines a theoretical grounding in history and policy studies with insight and experience from print and broadcast journalism, museums and public events, public policy and advocacy, and other professional fields.
For further information, contact details and guidance on applying for a place, see