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.
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.
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- Scientific Epistemology and Methodology
- Philosophical Writing and Research Seminar
- History of Science
- Philosophy of Physics
- Philosophy of Biology
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- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesHistory Philosophy & Ethics View 606 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
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- 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).
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International20100 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20100 GBP per year during 12 months.
National10200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.