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MA History of Science, Technology and Medicine(Part-Time)

Year 1

(Award available for year: Postgraduate Diploma)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme, students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- Demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of different historiographical and theoretical approaches to the history of science, technology, and medicine.
- Manifest command of a range of practical skills and methodologies in acquiring and using historical evidence.
- Display in-depth and specialist knowledge of particular topics within the field of the history of science, technology, and medicine.
- Critically evaluate current research and issues in the history of science, technology, and medicine.
- Exhibit skills of independent thought and project planning and execution in a dissertation project.

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (Taught), Postgraduate Diploma & Postgraduate Certificate students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry or area of professional practice;
- evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
- self direction and effective decision making in complex and unpredictable situations;
- independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
- critical engagement in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:

- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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