Teaching Support

Teaching Support

The MHRC supports teaching at at a variety of levels, working with a range of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Undergraduate Students

A variety of Student Selected Components are available to medical students within the University of Glasgow, many of which engage with the medical humanities. An Intercalated Degree, the BSc (MedSci) Honours in Medical Humanities, is also open to medical students within the University of Glasgow. The degree is normally taken after three years of full-time undergraduate study. It consists of one year of full-time study in compulsory and elective courses (e.g. 'Literature and Medicine', in the School of Critical Studies, or 'Medicine and the State in Modern Britain', in the School of Social and Political Sciences). If you are an overseas pre-med student, and are interested in this programme, please contact the convener, Dr Gavin Miller, directly.

The University of Glasgow also offers a variety of Undergraduate courses engaged with the medical humanities to Arts and Social Sciences students. Details of some of these courses are available here.

Postgraduate Students

The MHRC is currently developing taught postgraduate provision in the Medical Humanities, with a view to a dedicated M.Litt in Medical Humanities, based in the School of Critical Studies. Meanwhile, there is a M.Litt pathway in Literature and Medicine, and students can take dedicated medical humanities module as part of a subject-specific postgraduate taught programme (e.g. 'Embodiments: Literature and Medicine 1750-1900'). Details of further course options are available here.

Finally, the MHRC is working with several PHD students as they complete their doctoral research. The MHRC encourages interested postgraduate students from all institutions, whether UK or overseas, to make an informal inquiry to the Director, Dr Gavin Miller, should they wish to discuss a possible PhD project.