MSc History and Philosophy of Science

Utrecht University

Program Description

MSc History and Philosophy of Science

Utrecht University

A LONG-TERM PERSPECTIVE ON SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

The Master’s programme in the History and Philosophy of Science offers a unique opportunity to study the foundations, practices, and culture of the sciences and humanities from a historical and philosophical perspective. Our two-year research programme addresses the historical development of scientific thought and practice with a broad approach that investigates the interplay of science or the humanitites with cultural, social, and institutional factors. Students will also undertake conceptual analysis of theories such as relativity, quantum mechanics, evolution, and modern genetics.

HPS has twice been judged ´best in category´ by the national Master guide (Keuzegids Masters): in the category ‘Science and Policy’ (Bèta en Beleid, 2012) and in the category ‘Philosophy’ (Wijsbegeerte, 2013).

The curriculum covers courses on selected subjects in:

  • History of Science or the Humanities
  • Philosophy of Science or the Humanities
  • Foundations of Physics
  • Foundations of Mathematics and Logic

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

The general aim of the Master’s programme HPS is to offer you a thorough training in the history and/or philosophy or foundations of the sciences and humanities. You'll learn to develop and research historical or philosophical research questions. You will be educated in developing a professional attitude which enables you to enroll in a PhD programme in the HPS field, or start (on the job training) for a career in science education and communication, in museums, in science policy or science management.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 28, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
2,006 EUR
Information
Deadline
Start date Sept. 2017
Place
Netherlands Utrecht
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 2,006 EUR
Statutory fee - fulltime 2017-2018: € 2,006 (NL/EU). Institutional fee 2017-2018: € 18,201 (non EU/EEA)