Jobs: Postgraduate funding opportunities in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at the University of Cambridge, 2021-22 (Deadline: 3 December 2020)

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge is the largest of its kind in the UK, and has an unrivalled reputation for teaching and research. Staff have expertise in the history and philosophy of a wide range of sciences and of medicine.

If you are interested in studying for an MPhil or PhD in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at Cambridge, you will find everything you need to know about the Department, the courses, the academic staff, and the application process on our website.

The Department offers two MPhil options: an MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine and an MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society (taught jointly with Social Anthropology and Sociology) as well as the PhD.

For those considering a PhD, the Department will hold an online workshop on Friday 6 November at 2-3pm on Zoom as part of the University’s Virtual Postgraduate Open Days. Led by the Director of Postgraduate Studies, the workshop will explain our admissions requirements and procedures. Advice will be provided on finding a workable topic and potential supervisors, writing a convincing proposal, securing references and applying for funding. To book a place on the Open Days, please go to this page. To see the sorts of careers our PhD students go into, check out this information.

Students applying to start an MPhil or PhD in 2021-22 have access to the following studentship opportunities:

  • Cambridge Trust Scholarships
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Studentships
  • Gates Cambridge Scholarships (international round)
  • HPS Trust Fund Bursaries for all MPhil and PhD students

Wellcome Trust Awards: for HMS MPhil and PhD (students with a focus on human or animal health). If you wish to be nominated for one of these awards please indicate this on your application form.

To be eligible for an award you will need to submit your postgraduate application by 12 noon on 3 December 2020.

All applicants will automatically be considered for an HPS Trust Fund Bursary. Initial offers of funding will be made in March, and awards will continue to be allocated until the application deadline has been reached, or all the available funding has been committed.

For more information on these and other awards available through the Department, please visit this page. Look here for more general information on funding opportunities available to postgraduate students at the University of Cambridge.

For further information about postgraduate study at HPS in Cambridge, you may send an e-mail.

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