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Durham University

Department of Philosophy

Research Focus on Science, Medicine and Society

Students who wish to develop a research focus on science, medicine and society within their MA in Philosophy will write their Dissertation (PHIL52160; 60 credits) on a topic in the area of history and philosophy of science and medicine, and take, besides the obligatory ‘Philosophical Perspectives’ module (PHIL51030; 30 credits), three of the following, typically offered modules at 30 credits each:

Philosophical Issues in Science and Medicine (PHIL 40430)

Phenomenology and the Sciences of Mind (PHIL41030)

Science and the Enlightenment (PHIL40330)

Ethics, Medicine and History (PHIL41330)

Ethics of Cultural Heritage (PHIL41830)

Philosophy of the Social Sciences (PHIL41730)

Current Issues in Metaphysics (PHIL40730)

Research Ethics (PHIL42230).

Admission Criteria Specifics for Research Focus on Science, Medicine and Society

Subject requirements, level and grade:

A 2:1 classification or higher at undergraduate level or equivalent qualification with a substantial philosophy component or other appropriate component, for example science-related subjects. At least one example of written work on a philosophical theme (up to 5,000 words).

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