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MSc dissertations

As part of their degree programme, our MSc students undertake a dissertation over the spring (Term 3) and summer. Details on the module for current students are provided in Moodle. STS intends to publish, with the permission of the authors, all first-class dissertations.

Sample excellence

Too often superb work is left to collect dust simply because it was written by students in the context of university courses. That's not right. This page collects some of the thesis work produced by students undertaking MSc degrees in the London Centre. It's work well done, and it's work rich with ideas. Some of our students also have sought to publish elements of their thesis.

These writings remain the copyrighted intellectual property of the author. Permission from them is required for re-use, substantial quotation, and re-publication. They were produced while studying in the London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology.

antoine.pdf Antoine, Raja. 2008. The Neuroanatomical Foundations
of Adolf Meyer’s Psychobiology (MSc thesis. London: London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology).
buttolph.pdf

Buttolph, Mike. 2008. One Hundred and One Mendelians (MSc thesis. London: London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology).
2008_buttolph_database.pdf - database only

cowley.pdf Cowley, Laura. 2008. Uncovering Local Uncertainties: Exploring Geological Risk in the Salt Cavern Storage of Natural Gas (MSc thesis. London: London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology).
haines.pdf Haines, Elizabeth. 2010. Let's Talk About Science: A Critical Analysis of Oral History Practices in HSTM
hankin.pdf Hankin, Emily. 2008. John Tyndall’s Lecture Courses at the Royal Institution and their Reception (MSc thesis. London: London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology).
norman.pdf Norman, Louise. 2008. Philanthropy, Practitioners and Infants: The Role of the Foundling Hospital in the History of Eighteenth-century Medicine (MSc thesis. London: London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology).
quick.pdf Quick, Tom. 2007. Interpretations of London's Zoological Hippopotami, 1850-1878 (MSc thesis. London: London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology).
ranford.pdf Ranford, Paul. 2008. From Celestial Commentaries to Medieval Dynamics (MSc thesis. London: London Centre for the History of Science, Medicine and Technology).