Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare

Centre for the Social History of Health & Healthcare Our teaching & training

Training and teaching are at the heart of our activities. Students first encounter the history of health and healthcare as History undergraduates and they have the opportunity to conduct their own research into the subject area through Honours level dissertations.

The M.Sc. in Health History is ideal for those with a first degree who are looking to seek a more detailed history of the health challenges facing modern societies and to broaden their skills for personal research in the field.  The Ph.D. programme sees candidates make the step to conducting book-length studies of their own in topics as diverse as health during times of war, drinking and drunkenness in British society, and the historical understandings of conditions such as acne and diabetes.

  • Our centre has a long track record in securing funding to enable students to join our teaching and training programmes. Please get in touch for more information.

    Jim Mills

Discover more about our research

The Asian Cocaine Crisis: Pharmaceuticals, consumers and control in South and East Asia, c. 1900-1945

Cocaine Eaters of Bombay

Current PhD students are researching projects in China, India, Korea, Myanmar, the UK and the US