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History and Philosophy of the Sciences (MA)

The master's programme in History and Philosophy of the Sciences at Leiden University is your opportunity to investigate the connections between philosophy and science in historical perspective. Starting 1 September 2020, this programme will be continued as Philosophy: Philosophy of Knowledge.

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Why study History and Philosophy of the Sciences at Leiden University?

Being the oldest university in the Netherlands, Leiden university hosts a dedicated group of internationally acclaimed philosophers  who specialize in the History and Philosophy of the Sciences.

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What will you study?

Taught by Leiden University's internationally acclaimed faculty, this programme investigates the connections between philosophy and science in historical perspective. You will specifically focus on the history and development of theories and methods in the intellectual endeavours known as philosophy and science.

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Develop your skills

This intellectually-rigorous programme is your opportunity to explore the fascinating ways in which these fields interact and influence each other. You will learn alongside talented and highly-motivated students. Discussions and debates with classmates will help fine-tune your reasoning skills and ability to formulate logical and persuasive arguments. Classes are kept deliberately small to allow for a high level of interaction with your lecturers, many of whom are leading researchers in their fields.

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Philosophy degree

History and Philosophy of the Sciences at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme of Philosophy. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited master’s degree in Philosophy and the title Master of Arts (MA).

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