Taught course

Philosophy of Science

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

Entry requirements

A 2.1 honours degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of contemporary philosophy of science. You will gain an in-depth understanding of major philosophical themes in modern science, while developing analytical skills in relation to philosophical research. The course will examine current debates in philosophy of science and enable you to locate your own position. Core modules cover both classic and current key themes in philosophy of science, and you pick a further three modules from a very broad selection of options. You also write a research dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are a number of scholarships available to both UK/EU and international students. For further information please click here.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)113 343 3263