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MSc - History and Philosophy of Science


Utrecht University    Natural Sciences

Full time September MSc 2 years full time

About the course

DEEPER MEANINGS, BIGGER PICTURES

History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) offers a unique opportunity to study the foundations, practices, and culture of the sciences and humanities. We combine historical and philosophical perspectives to study past and present science. We investigate the interplay of science with cultural, social, political and institutional factors. We also analyse the fundamental structure of theories such as general relativity, quantum mechanics, evolution, and genetics.

Our topics range from natural science and mathematics to social science and the humanities. We aim to have a global perspective, but the emphasis is on Western science in the last five centuries.

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Entry Requirements

This is a selective master. You will be considered for admission to the Master's programme History and Philosophy of Science if you hold a University bachelor degree and can demonstrate a high level of knowledge and command of methods & skills in the relevant field.

Additionally we consider:

Motivation and talent (also on the basis of average grade and past studies progress);
General high level of professional and intellectual ability;
Command of the English language.

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Scholarships

SELECTION CRITERIA

Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:

- Academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study;
- The academic quality and results of preceding qualifications, as evidenced by proof of belonging to the top 10% of the class, grades, test scores, a writing sample, letters of recommendation;
- The quality and relevance of the motivation letter for the Master’s programme (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation);
- The quality of the application for the Master’s programme itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition fee or Tuition fee plus living expenses (€11,000)

Eligibility

- Belong to the top 10% of your graduating class
- Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
- Have completed your secondary school and/or Bachelor degree outside the Netherlands
- Have applied for one of the participating international master’s programme with a start date of September.

Application Procedure

https://www.uu.nl/masters/en/general-information/international-students/financial-matters/grants-and-scholarships/utrecht-excellence-scholarships&utm_source=findamasters.com&utm_campaign=uu.dcm.int.master.general&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=utrecht-excellence-scholarships

Your application will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Academic background as demonstrated in your application to the Master’s programme
- Your motivation explaining the relevance of your time in the Netherlands and at Utrecht University to your future goals
- The quality and feasibility of your financial plan

Value of Scholarship(s)

€ 5,000

Eligibility

- Not hold an EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans
- Never before have been enrolled at an educational institution in the Netherlands
- Have applied for an international master’s programme at Utrecht University
- Meet the specific entry requirements of the programme

Application Procedure

For an overview of the application procedure, please check the website: https://www.uu.nl/masters/en/general-information/international-students/financial-matters/grants-and-scholarships/holland-scholarship&utm_campaign=uu.dcm.int.master.general&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=holland-scholarship


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In 2017, Utrecht University and the Utrecht University Fund proudly announced a new scholarship programme: the Bright Minds Fellowships. This scholarship aims to attract and retain talented students from a broad range of backgrounds, as well as stimulate and support global excellence and diversity in the UU student population.

Number of scholarships: 10-15
Available for: EU/EEA students (including Dutch students)
Scholarship amount: € 5,000 or € 10,000
The Bright Minds Fellowships are made possible by Utrecht University alumni and the Utrecht University Fund.

Value of Scholarship(s)

€ 5,000 or € 10,000

Eligibility

Students who hold an EU/EEA passport (including Dutch), and
have applied for a Master’s Programme at Utrecht University (only UU students can receive a Bright Minds Fellowship)
will be starting their Master’s Programme at Utrecht University in September 2018
will be working to complete their first Master’s degree
have shown academic achievement in their previous studies
bring an element of diversity to the UU community

Application Procedure

Complete the online application form before February 1. The applications are reviewed by the Bright Minds selection committee. The committee considers: academic achievement, as shown by grades and (if available) GRE or GMAT scores
personal background, as demonstrated by a variety of factors, including but not limited to educational experience, socio-economic background, cultural heritage, race and ethnicity interpersonal skills, as demonstrated by extracurricular activities, community service and work experience


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