University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Technology and Medicine

Students will acquire or develop skills and expertise relevant to their research interests, as well as a critical and well informed understanding of the roles of the sciences in society. During the course students gain experience of presenting their own work and discussing the issues that arise from it with an audience of their peers and senior members of the department.

Entry requirements

1st Class Honours degree or equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate competence in English (IELTS 7.5 with at least 7.0 in each element or other acceptable qualification); applications should include an essay on a relevant subject and 600-word statement of interests.

Course modules

Topics covered include: General philosophy of science; history of ancient and medieval science, technology and medicine; history of early modern science, technology and medicine; history of modern science, technology and medicine; history, philosophy and sociology of the life sciences; history, philosophy and sociology of the physical and mathematical sciences; history, philosophy and sociology of the social and psychological sciences; history, philosophy and sociology of medicine; ethics and politics of science; history and methodology of history, philosophy and sociology of science, technology and medicine.

Assessment methods

Students submit 3 essays, each of no more than 5000 words, and a dissertation of no more than 15000 words.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 22,461 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 13,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

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Key information

Contact: 
Director of Graduate Studies
Telephone number: 
01223 334500