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Graduate study

If you are interested in studying for an MPhil or PhD in History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge, these pages are for you.

Here you will find an introduction to the Department, the courses and the application process, with links to further information on the University's Graduate Admissions website.

Applicants can choose from three options:

MPhil in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine

This MPhil (Master of Philosophy) provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to explore topics across history and philosophy of science and medicine, laying deep foundations for further study, work and public involvement. The course is taught by lectures, seminars and supervisions, and assessed by three research essays and a dissertation.

MPhil in Health, Medicine and Society

This new MPhil course – run jointly with the Division of Social Anthropology and Department of Sociology – offers a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research on health, medicine and society. No other programme can match Cambridge's breadth and concentration of expertise in this rapidly expanding and exciting subject area.

PhD in History and Philosophy of Science

The PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is a research degree. Applicants will be admitted directly to the PhD only if they already have an exceptionally strong background in the field – usually through the MPhil or Part III course in this department or a similar course at another university – and an appropriate and focused research proposal.

The Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day will be held on Wednesday 2 November 2016.


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