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About

The University of Bristol is among the top UK institutions for philosophy and history of science. Our expertise is in a broad range of areas related to the philosophy and history of the specific sciences, including physics, biology, mathematics, logic, medicine and psychology. This Philosophy and History of Science is taught at University of Bristol.

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Overview

This Philosophy and History of Science at University of Bristol  draws on these strengths. It is intended both for students who have a first degree in philosophy who wish to specialise in philosophy and history of science at a higher level, and for individuals with a background in pure science who wish to make a transition to philosophy and history of science or to explore foundational issues within the sciences.

The emphasis of the programme is on philosophical issues arising from specific scientific disciplines, with particular focus on physics, biology and mathematics. The history of science is studied in terms of the philosophical debate about the nature of scientific method and knowledge.

As a postgraduate student, you will be an active member of the department’s flourishing research culture. You will be encouraged to attend and participate in both the weekly departmental research seminar and in the Philosophy and History of Science seminar, which often features well-known scholars from Bristol and beyond. There is also a weekly postgraduate seminar, where you may present your own work and learn to develop your argumentative strategies in a supportive environment.

Careers

Students who have completed the MA in Philosophy and History of Science have taken up careers in teaching, the IT sector, and scientific administration. Some students also progress into postgraduate research programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation
  • Scientific Epistemology and Methodology
  • Philosophical Writing and Research Seminar
  • History of Science
  • Philosophy of Physics
  • Philosophy of Biology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) with a minimum average of 65 per cent in a science subject or philosophy (or a subject with a major philosophical component).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20100 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20100 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK: part-time - £5,100
    • Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time: £10,200

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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