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Masters degrees in History of Science examine the historical development of the sciences in their economic and cultural context. They include an analysis of the influence of non-scientific factors in their formation, and the impact of science on society.
Related subjects include Intellectual History and Social History. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as History, Philosophy or Cultural Studies.
Compared to the modern day, technological advancements which we are used to seeing in current scientific practices, archaic science had origins which were routed in religious beliefs, and caused much social controversy.
As a result, the topics within this field for research are highly diverse. For example, you might investigate the origin of science as a natural philosophy throughout Classical Antiquity, or the scientific methods which developed throughout the Middle Ages.
You might even approach Science History on more modern terms, particularly the scientific revolution of 16th and 17th century Europe, and its impact on intellectual, cultural, economic and political institutions within society.
Careers may include roles in academia such as teaching and publishing, as well as roles in the media such as journalism and broadcasting.
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Our MSc History of Science, Technology and Medicine taught master's course focuses on a broad range of mostly nineteenth and twentieth century case studies, from the local to the global. Read more
Gain an insight into the complex history of technology, medicine and science, and how they have shaped the world we live in. You’ll explore the themes, concepts and debates in the study of the history of science through core modules. Read more
The MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine is a full-time 9-months course that provides students with the opportunity to carry out focused research under close supervision by senior members of the University. Read more
The Master’s programme in the History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) offers a unique opportunity to study the foundations, practices, and culture of the sciences and humanities from a historical and philosophical perspective. Read more
This programme offers breadth across a wide range of historical and philosophical themes. It also encourages intensive investigation and specialisation. Read more
This masters course will allow you to develop an in-depth understanding of how healthcare and medicine have developed, how health has changed and the societal impacts of these changes across the world in a variety of historical contexts. Read more
We among the top UK institutions for philosophy and history of science. Our expertise is in a broad range of areas related to the philosophy and history of the specific sciences, including physics, biology, mathematics, logic, medicine and psychology. Read more
This course will enable you to develop an independent academic and curatorial practice at the intersection of art, museum studies, and social studies of science and communication. Read more
Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), as one of the higher education institutions which enjoy a long history and a world-renowned reputation in China, is a key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People's Republic of China and co-constructed by MOE and Shanghai Municipal Government. Read more
Scientific and technological advances are constantly pushing the bounds of medical possibility. Read more
The MSc in Health History explores the last two-and-a-half centuries to seek the origins and impacts of our modern health experiences and expectations, together with the reasons they've changed so rapidly. Read more
The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science is committed to translating research into inspirational learning and teaching. Study with us and become a part of a lively, multidisciplinary and supportive community of students and staff from across the world.