History and Philosophy of the Sciences

History and Philosophy of the Sciences is a specialisation of the master’s programme in Philosophy.

In the master’s specialisation in History and Philosophy of the Sciences, you will investigate the ways in which philosophy, history, and science interact in the field of humanities. For instance, philosophy is shaped by the contemplation of its history — hence students will acquire skills in both philosophical and historical research. But there is more: cutting-edge philosophy exists through the interaction with mathematics, physics, biology and cognitive science, in addition to linguistics, history, and literary theory.

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Master details

  • This is a specialisation of: Philosophy (60EC)
  • Degree Master of Arts in Philosophy
  • Mode of study Full-time, part-time. Non-EU/EEA students must study full-time.
  • Duration 1 year (2 years in part-time study)
  • Start date September, February
  • Language of instruction English
  • Location Leiden
  • Croho/isat code 60822

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