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  • Local: $ 2.13k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 21k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    The Master's programme in History and Philosophy of Science offers a unique opportunity to study the foundations, practice and culture of science from historical and philosophical dimensions.

    The 2-year research programme in History and Philosophy of Science addresses the historical development of scientific thought and practice, with a broad scope that includes the interplay of science with cultural, social or institutional factors. It also offers conceptual analysis of theories such as relativity, quantum mechanics, evolution and modern genetics. Our programme is both broad and flexible. Only two courses are mandatory. In the first year you will choose six other courses (which may include an internship), all relevant to your chosen specialisation. Tracks offered are: History of Science or the Humanities, Philosophy of Science, Foundations of Physics, and Foundations of Mathematics and Logic. The second year is dedicated to a research project that is closely attuned to current developments in the field, culminating in a Master's thesis. Graduates of our Master's programme often continue in PhD programmes in Utrecht, elsewhere in the Netherlands or abroad. Many have also found employment in science communication, consultancy or the financial services industry. This programme is the only programme on the European continent in the field in the English language.

    Types of teaching (in year 1): * theory: 50%
    * practice: 15%
    * self study: 35%




    Programme internationalization: * Studying abroad is recommended.
    * The percentage of foreign students: 10%
    * The percentage of foreign teachers: 0%
    * The percentage of students abroad: 0%
    * The percentage of teachers abroad: 5%




    This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.


    Specialities:
    philosophy of science:

    foundations of physics:

    mathematics and logic:


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    Assessment interviewWritten requestWritten requestAdditional language requirements: * Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B1 * Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1 * IELTS overall band: 6.5 * IELTS writing: 6 * TOEFL paper based: 580 * TOEFL computer based: 237 * TOEFL internet based: 93 English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 93

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    Accreditation

    Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands


    Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands

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