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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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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
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
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
This programme introduces you to the advanced study of the history of medicine and health in the modern period and equips you with the conceptual and practical skills to carry out independent historical research in this field. . 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
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
The MA in Medical History and Humanities is an exciting interdisciplinary course jointly run by the Departments of History and English. It is also open to people with backgrounds in other humanities disciplines, as well as those with social science, science and public health backgrounds with an interest in the medical humanities. . 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 MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society is a full-time one year course run jointly by the Departments of History and Philosophy of Science, Sociology and Social Anthropology. Read more