Master in History and Philosophy of Science

Utrecht University

Program Description

Master in History and Philosophy of Science

Utrecht University

A LONG-TERM PERSPECTIVE ON SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

The Master’s program 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 program addresses the historical development of scientific thought and practices with a broad approach that investigates the interplay of science or the humanities with cultural, social, and institutional factors. Students will also undertake a 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

Program OBJECTIVE

The general aim of the Master’s program 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 Ph.D. program 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.

Statutory fee - 2018-2019: € 2,060 (NL and EU/EEA); Institutional fee - 2018-2019: € 12,585 (NL and EU/EEA) and € 18,690 (non EU/EEA). For more details see the institution's website.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 11, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
2,060 EUR
Statutory fee - 2018-2019: € 2,060 (NL and EU/EEA); Institutional fee - 2018-2019: € 12,585 (NL and EU/EEA) and € 18,690 (non EU/EEA). For more details see the institution's website.
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Locations
Netherlands - Utrecht, Utrecht
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Dates
Sept. 2019
Netherlands - Utrecht, Utrecht
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