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:
The MPhil (Master of Philosophy) is taught by supervisions and seminars and assessed by three research essays and a dissertation. The course runs from early October to late June. Students admitted for the MPhil can apply to continue as PhD students.
This new MPhil offers a uniquely interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research. In addition to history, sociology and social anthropology, the course also includes ethics and philosophy, thus offering an unparalleled educational experience. No other programme can match Cambridge's breadth and concentration of expertise in this rapidly expanding and exciting subject area.
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.