History and Philosophy of Science

 

Graduate Certificate in Science (History and Philosophy of Science)


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course and stream title

LG012

Graduate Certificate in Science (History and Philosophy of Science)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Admission to candidature

(1)
With approval from the Dean, available places will be offered to qualified applicants according to the following admissions criteria:
(2)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Science (History and Philosophy of Science) requires a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Medical Science or Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Liberal Studies, or any bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.

4 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in the table for the History and Philosophy of Science postgraduate coursework table.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Science (History and Philosophy of Science), a candidate must complete 24 credit points of elective units of study.
(3)
Candidates who did not complete a major in their undergraduate degree in History and Philosophy of Science, or equivalent at another institution, must complete HSPC4105 as part of their course requirements.

5 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to persons who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2011 and persons who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2011 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2011 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2016, or later date as the faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.





Course overview

The Graduate Certificate in Science (HPS) provides an introduction to the historical, philosophical, and sociological analysis of science. Candidates will be introduced to the main accounts of the nature of science and the methodologies underlying those interpretations.

Course outcomes

Upon completion of the graduate certificate candidates will understand the nature of the discipline of History and Philosophy of Science and will have acquired either basic research skills in history of science or basic skills in the sociological study of science or the basic skills of philosophical argument or some combination of the above, depending on their choice of options.

Students who wish to write a thesis in addition to completing the requirements for the Grad Certificate in Science (HPS) can undertake a Graduate Diploma in Science.