University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

History and Philosophy of Science

Areas of research include: history of medicine; history of physical sciences; history of the life and earth sciences; history of natural history; history of instruments; history of science and the media; history of mathematics; history and philosophy of the human sciences; historiography of the sciences; philosophy of science; philosophy of biology; philosophy of physics; philosophy of mind; bioethics; sociology of science.

Entry requirements

1st class Honours degree or equivalent; distinction in the department's MPhil or an equivalent course; 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).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 9,960 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 12,390 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Director of Graduate Studies
Telephone number: 
01223 334500