University of Bristol
Philosophy and History of Science
The emphasis of the programme is on philosophical issues arising from specific scientific disciplines, with special emphasis 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. All students are encouraged to participate in both the weekly departmental research seminar and the weekly philosophy and history of science research seminar. There is also a weekly postgraduate seminar, where you are encouraged to present your own work, and where you will learn to develop your argumentative strategies in a supportive environment.
An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) in philosophy or in a combination of subjects that include philosophy. Non-traditional qualifications/routes may also be considered.
You will take 6 taught units (2 compulsory and 4 optional). Core Units: epistemology and metaphysics seminar; philosophical writing and research seminar. Optional units: history of science; philosophy and history of mathematics; philosophy and history of medicine; philosophy of biology; philosophy of physics; philosophy of psychology; an individual, supervised research project; dissertation.
These include a dissertation and supervisory meetings.
Arts and Humanities Research Board; University of Bristol MA bursaries.
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|Tyndall Avenue, Bristol||Bristol||BS8 1TH||South West|
0117 331 8443