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  MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine


University of Cambridge    Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Full time See Course Other, MPhil 9 months full time
History & Archaeology (19) Philosophy (28) Psychology (31)

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Immerse yourself in the captivating realms of science and medicine with the esteemed MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at the University of Cambridge. This intensive 9-month programme offers a unique opportunity for in-depth research, guided by experienced faculty members. Delve into a diverse range of subjects, from ancient sciences to modern biomedical advancements, and explore the intricate interplay between philosophy, ethics, and the sciences in society. The course structure includes lectures, seminars, and workshops, culminating in the submission of research essays and a dissertation. Upon completion, students gain a profound understanding of critical debates, research methodologies, and societal implications of scientific advancements. Applicants with a UK First class Honours Degree are encouraged to apply, with a background in history or philosophy being advantageous. Join us on a journey of intellectual discovery and scholarly growth.

About the course

The MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine is a full-time 9-month course that provides students with the opportunity to carry out focused research under close supervision by senior members of the University. Students 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. Those intending to go on to doctoral work learn the research skills needed to help them prepare a well-planned and focused PhD proposal. 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; they attend lectures, supervisions and research seminars in a range of technical and specialist subjects central to research in the different areas of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK First class Honours Degree.

If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country.

Some background in history and/or philosophy, especially of science and/or medicine, is an advantage, but we recruit from a very wide range of disciplines.

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