*MA in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds*

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Leeds offers a *Taught MA
in the History and Philosophy of Science*.

This course provides students with an overview of the issues that concern
historians and philosophers of science, technology and medicine. It aims to
prepare students for advanced research in HPS, with special emphasis on
developing skills of analysis, interpretation and expression. The content of
the course combines history of science with philosophy of science, while
permitting students to specialise in either of these disciplines. For those
interested in the material culture of science there are exciting research
opportunities in connection with the development of the Museum of the
History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

Candidates should normally have a good honours degree in an appropriate

We now welcome applications for the academic year 2009-10.

For further information please contact the Programme Director: Dr Juha
Email: [email protected]


*Open Day*

There will be a departmental Open Day for prospective PGs on *11th February
2009*. We aim to offer substantial reimbursement of travel costs to all of
our guests.

In the Open Day you can: find out about our various MA courses; meet
potential teachers and supervisors; learn about our 3 Research Centres;
learn about application procedures and funding options; meet the vibrant
community of graduate students.

Registration is required but free (and lunch is included). To register,
please contact Jenneke Stevens at [email protected].

For enquiries concerning the Open Day and postgraduate study in Philosophy
at Leeds, please contact Professor John Divers at [email protected].


The Department of Philosophy at Leeds is one of the largest in the UK. In
2009-10 the Department of Philosophy will be home to 27 permanent members of
academic staff as well as a further 10 or so associated academic members of
staff (research fellows, temporary lecturers and post-doctoral fellows). The
department has a dedicated research *Centre of History and Philosophy of
Science*, one of the longest-established centres of research and teaching
for history and philosophy of science in the UK. Interests range widely
across the field of modern Western science since 1500, covering the history
of physical, biological and social sciences, social history of science,
philosophy and sociology of science and technology, philosophy of the social
sciences, history of medicine and philosophy of physics.

Philosophy at Leeds (including HPS) did extremely well in the recent RAE.
Overall, 65% of our research was rated “world class” or “internationally
excellent” (matching the percentages of leading UK philosophy departments
such as Oxford and Cambridge), and we were ranked third behind Oxford
Philosophy and Cambridge HPS in terms of ‘research power’. The Department
continues to intensify and expand its research activity. We are particularly
highly rated in Metaphysics, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Physics and History
of Science and Technology and have further substantial strengths in most
areas of contemporary analytic philosophy including: Ethics and Meta-Ethics,
Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Language, History of Philosophy,
Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Language.

Full information on the department: (members of staff, their research
interests, our graduate community and our research centres) see