UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

History and Philosophy of Science

This programme offers breadth across a wide range of historical and philosophical themes. It also encourages intensive investigation and specialisation: Survey nearly 3,000 years of scientific ideas and communities; probe the inner workings of science's methods and theories; combine the 2 for an integrated, interdisciplinary understanding.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Course modules

Core module: introduction to science and technology studies; options: science in the 19th century; material culture and science in the 18th century; early modern science; medieval science and medicine in global perspective; science in antiquity; causality, mechanism, and classification in science; knowledge, evidence, and explanation in science; science, art, and philosophy; special topics seminar in history and philosophy of science.

Assessment methods

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.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council; ESRC; Wellcome Trust; UCL Graduate School.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,460 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,550 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
0207 679 1328