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History and Philosophy of Science

University College London (UCL)

12 months
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25800 GBP/year
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About

This History and Philosophy of Science programme from University College London (UCL) offers breadth across a wide range of historical and philosophical themes.

Overview

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.

Careers

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.

Employability

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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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

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
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25800 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25800 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time

  • UK: £6,250
  • International: £12,900

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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