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Single-paper options

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science offers several Part IB and Part II papers as single-paper options.

Students taking these options are welcome to attend any of the Department's Part IB and Part II lectures that are of interest to them, not just the lectures that are part of their course. They may also attend the primary source seminars even though they do not submit primary source essays.

The Part II research methods and writing support seminars are also recommended.

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Three minor subjects are offered to students taking the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) course in Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos:

In addition, students who take one of these papers can choose to write their BBS dissertation on a topic related to it.

Part II students' guide: BBS options

Classical Tripos

Optional paper in Part II of the Classical Tripos:

History Tripos

Optional paper in Part II of the History Tripos:

  • Specified Subject 11: Early Medicine
    (The same as BBS Subject 113; students take NST2BBS Paper 65 in the exam)

Human, Social and Political Sciences Tripos

Optional papers in Part IIA of the HSPS Tripos:

  • HPS1: History of Science
    (From HPS Part IB; students take NST1 Paper HPS/1 in the exam)
  • HPS2: Philosophy of Science
    (From HPS Part IB; students take NST1 Paper HPS/2 in the exam)

Optional papers in Part IIB of the HSPS Tripos:

Philosophy Tripos

Optional paper in Part IB of the Philosophy Tripos:

Physical Sciences

Students taking the Physical Sciences course in Part II of the Natural Sciences Tripos can choose HPS Part IB as their Group B subject. They take NST1 Paper HPS/1 and NST1 Paper HPS/2 in the exams.

Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Tripos

Optional papers in Part IB of the PBS Tripos:

  • HPS1: History of Science
    (From HPS Part IB; students take NST1 Paper HPS/1 in the exam)
  • HPS2: Philosophy of Science
    (From HPS Part IB; students take NST1 Paper HPS/2 in the exam)

Optional paper in Part II of the PBS Tripos: