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History and Philosophy of Science MA

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  • Objectives
    To provide an advanced understanding of selected topics in history and philosophy of science, emphasising skills of analysis and interpretation.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements * English language requirements: 7.0 overall on IELTS (with a minimum of 6.5 in listening and reading, and 7 in speaking and writing). Alternatively 250 on computer based (= 600 on paper based). TOEFL as an equivalent, with 5.0 on the essay rating. * Academic entry requirements: 2:1 or equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    History and Philosophy of Science MA
  • Course description
    Division of History and Philosophy of Science
    The Division, a subset of the School of Philosophy, is one of the longest-established centres of research and teaching for history and philosophy of science in the UK. Interests range widely across the field of modern Western science since 1500, covering the history of physical, biological and social sciences, social history of science, philosophy and sociology of science and technology, philosophy of the social sciences, and philosophy of physics.

    In 1993 the Division was awarded a Wellcome Lectureship, expanding its research coverage to the history of medicine. The University Library has good early science collections, and the Division runs a regular series of senior research seminars and workshops.

    What you study


        * To provide students with an overview of the issues that concern historians and philosophers of science, technology and medicine.
        * To prepare students for advanced research in HPS, with special emphasis on developing skills of analysis, interpretation and expression.


    The course combines history of science with philosophy of science, while permitting students to specialise in either of these disciplines.

    How you study
    Two CORE modules (30 credits each):

        * Modern Science: Historical Emergence and Philosophical Interpretations
        * Current Research in History and Philosophy of Science

    One of two OPTIONS (30 credits):

        * Historical Skills and Practices
        * Issues in Philosophy of Science

    One of nine ELECTIVE modules (30 credits)

        * Choice of eight courses, plus whichever of the two options was not chosen under that heading

    DISSERTATION (60 credits)

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