Research course

History of Philosophy of Science

Open University · Department of Philosophy

Entry requirements

Applicants are usually expected to have an MA in Philosophy or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

The Philosophy discipline welcomes applications for graduate work in history of philosophy of science. We are fortunate in having one of the authorities in the area, Cristina Chimisso, who, in addition to numerous articles, has published a monograph on Gaston Bachelard (Routledge, 2001) and a monograph on the history of philosophy of science in France in the twentieth century (Writing the History of the Mind: Philosophy and Science in France 1900 to 1960s (Ashgate, 2008)).

Research and research students are at the heart of the discipline. In joining us, you would join a lively and friendly graduate community. The discipline hosts papers by visiting speakers throughout the year, and an annual graduate conference at which students give papers on their work in progress.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
      full time
      36 months
      • MPhil
        part time
        24 months
          full time
          15 months

          Course contact details

          Discipline Convener

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