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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


The topics of your Research Papers and Dissertation should each fall within one of the following specified subject areas:

Part III subject area Relevant Part II papers
1. Ancient, medieval and early modern sciences Paper 1
2. Ancient, medieval and early modern medicine Paper 1
3. Sciences in the age of empire, c. 1750–1900 Paper 2
4. Modern medicine and biomedical sciences Paper 3
5. Modern sciences Paper 2
6. Metaphysics, epistemology and the sciences Paper 5
7. Ethics and politics of medicine and the sciences Paper 6
8. Philosophy of the physical sciences Paper 4
9. Philosophy of biology and the life sciences Paper 4
10. Philosophy of social and cognitive sciences Paper 4