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M.A.History & Philosophy of Science (Advanced Seminars & Shorter Thesis)

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  • Academic Title
    M.A.History & Philosophy of Science (Advanced Seminars & Shorter Thesis)
  • Course description
    The masters program allows students to combine coursework with extensive independent research in history, philosophy and sociology of science.The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. Candidates may advance to the Doctor of Philosophy degree after successful completion of the masters or may apply to convert to the PhD at an earlier stage. An honours grade of at least H2B (70%) average must be attained in the respective thesis and advanced seminar components of the course to qualify for the award of the masters degree.


    Objectives:    

    Students who complete the masters will:

        * receive an induction into the research culture of history, philosophy and sociology of science;
        * develop a research project in the structured and collective environment of seminar discussions;
        * produce a shorter thesis at masters level with supervision and support in pursuing research questions.

    Course Structure & Available Subjects:    

        * Thesis 20,000-22,000 words
        * 2 elective subjects

    Total points per year 100 - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.

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