History & Philosophy of Science

The University of Melbourne
In Melbourne (Australia)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Melbourne (Australia)
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Entry requirements & Prerequisites This major is available through more than one course, both of which have their own separate entry requirements. You can read more on the the Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Arts Extended pages.
Available through the Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Arts Extended

Important information
Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Melbourne
Parkville Street, VIC 3010, Victoria, Australia
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What you'll learn on the course

Philosophy
History of Philosophy

Course programme

The aim of History and Philosophy of Science is to understand science; how it works, its historical development and its function in modern society.

History and Philosophy of Science thus integrates philosophical, historical and sociological approaches to the study of science. It provides you with an insight into scientific methods and objectives without actually having to do science. You will gain analytical skills in evaluating scientific (and non-scientific) knowledge as well as a broad understanding of the historical development of science in its interactions with philosophy, religion and society.

Careers
  • Academia
  • Government
  • History
  • Research
  • Social research
  • Teaching