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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


These pages contain information for students taking the NST Part II course in History and Philosophy of Science.

For an introduction to studying History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge please see our undergraduate study pages.

In this section:

  • About the course
    An overview of the HPS Part II course
  • Primary sources
    Guidelines for the primary source essay
  • Dissertation
    Information for students writing a Part II dissertation
  • Key dates and deadlines
    A list of important dates
  • Examining
    How the course is examined
  • Advice
    Guidance about writing, preparing for exams and other aspects of the course
  • BBS options
    Information for students taking our BBS Major Subject (History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine) or one of the Minor Subjects (Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine; Early Medicine; Modern Medicine and Biomedical Sciences)

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