History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) at Utrecht University has twice been judged ´best in category´ by the national Master guide (Keuzegids Masters): in the category Science and Policy (Bèta en Beleid, 2012) and in the category Philosophy (Wijsbegeerte, 2013).
The curriculum covers courses on selected subjects in:
The general aim of the Masters programme HPS is to offer you a thorough training in the history and/or philosophy or foundations of the sciences and humanities. You'll learn to develop and research historical or philosophical research questions. You will be educated in developing a professional attitude which enables you to enroll in a PhD programme in the HPS field, or start (on the job training) for a career in science education and communication, in museums, in science policy or science management.
If you are interested, you may consider doing the (Dutch) minor 'Geschiedenis en Filosofie van de Natuurwetenschappen', which provides an excellent preparation for the Master's programme. It is also possible to do individual bachelor course.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You have a University Bachelor’s degree and can demonstrate:
Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.
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