Research course

History and Philosophy of Science

University of Leeds · School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science
PhDMPhilMA by research

Entry requirements

Good Honours Degree with masters for some pathways

Months of entry


Course content

History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) at Leeds is at the forefront of the subject in Britain, with a strong tradition in both research and teaching. For over half a century HPS has maintained a first-rate class international reputation, expanding to incorporate the study of technology and medicine and embracing a wide variety of approaches. We are also committed to interdisciplinary approaches, and encourage students to consider wider perspectives from the humanities and social sciences.

Department specialisms

Social History of Early Modern Science and Medicine; History of Technology; History and Philosophy of Physics; History and Philosophy of Biology; Philosophy of Mathematics

Fees and funding

AHRB, university scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

MA by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PRHS PG Enquiries
0113 343 3263