Education

Master's programme History and Philosophy of Science

Our two-year research programme in the History and Philosophy of Science offers a unique opportunity to study the foundations, practices, and culture of the sciences and humanities from a historical and philosophical perspective. The programme addresses the historical development of scientific thought and practice, with a broad approach that investigates the interplay of science or the humanities with cultural, social, and institutional factors.

This broad spectrum of topics in an English-language programme is unique on the European continent.

The programme has twice been judged ´best in category´ by the Keuzegids Masters: in the category ‘bèta en beleid’ (2012) and in the category ‘wijsbegeerte’ (2013). In 2016, HPS received high marks in the Nationale Studentenenquete, with an overall score of 4 (out of 5).

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Bachelor courses

Bachelor students from all disciplines can enrich their study with an elective in history or philosophy of science, either with a minor or with individual electives. Find out more about the bachelor courses we offer on the minor site: