This History and Philosophy of Science programme from University College London (UCL) encourages intensive investigation and specialisation: a survey of nearly 3,000 years of scientific ideas and communities, and an exploration of the inner workings of science's methods and theories.
The programme provides broad-based training in the history of science, the philosophy of science, and an “integrated history and philosophy of science”. The historical coverage is broad, from antiquity to the present, while the philosophical coverage spans causality and the philosophy of medicine as well as the metaphysics of chemistry and computer science.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, tutorials and research supervision. Student performance is assessed through coursework such as long and short essays, advocacy work and project work.
Our programme provides essential training for students wishing to pursue PhD level study in related fields. It also provides appropriate training for those pursuing careers in education, museum and archival curatorship, or governance and policy-making.
During the course of this programme, students will develop a wide range of transferable skills, including writing, research, critical thinking, and working in collaboration with others. Most graduates of this programme go on to follow careers that engage with the substance of the degree, including in the museums sector, or in academia. For these students, this programme provides an excellent opportunity to develop the specialist skills and personal connections necessary to succeed. These include basic curatorial skills, developing personal contacts in London museums, and developing personal and intellectual connections with key thinkers in the field.
- Introduction to Science and Technology Studies
- Early Modern Science
- Knowledge, Explanation, and Classification in Science
- Models and Facts in Science
- Science and Medicine Across Medieval Worlds
- Science in the Nineteenth Century
- Special Topics Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science: Philosophy
- Science, Art, and Philosophy
- Science in Antiquity
- Causality, Mechanism and Evidence in Science
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHistory Philosophy & Ethics Ancient History View 238 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in United Kingdom
- A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
International25800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25800 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £6,250
- International: £12,900
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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