No prior knowledge of historical methods is assumed, although attendance on Principles of Social Research (1104) in Term 1 will be advantageous.
Our module student body is highly diverse, with approximately 20 students registered each year. Most students taking the module have not studied history since school; no previous study or training in history is required. Some students do come from a history or social science background whereas others are clinically qualified with no prior-history training. The module is popular with students taking the MSc in Public Health, Public Health in Developing Countries, Health Policy, Planning and Financing, Control of Infectious Diseases and Reproductive and Sexual Health Research.
Preference will be given to LSHTM MSc students, particularly those registered for specific courses or who have taken specific prior modules, where applicable, and LSHTM research degree students. Other applicants meeting the entry criteria will usually be offered a place in the order applications are received, until any cap on numbers is reached. Applicants may be placed on a waiting list and given priority the next time the module is run.
Full Registration (full participation) by LSHTM research degree students is required for this module, although the assessment for research degrees students is optional.