YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO GROW
Our culture is first and foremost the culture of science and technology. History an Philosophy of Science (HPS) places these in their wider cultural context, and is an exciting and enriching field of study and research for anyone interested in deeper comprehension of contemporary life, from the most personal to the most political. HPS is particularly valuable for any career requiring an understanding of science with special relevance for careers in science administration, science and medical policy, science education and science journalism. It also improves the general skills of interpretation argument and research which are crucial for any vocation.
HPS offers a lively intellectual atmosphere provided by an enthusiastic mix of scholars and academics working in innovative areas of the history and philosophy of science. Publishing widely in their fields of expertise our team of academics have attained international recognition for their research, our staff bring the latest scholarship to their teaching and maintain high standards for our postgraduate students. Visiting researchers of international standing contribute to the vibrant intellectual ambiance of HPS.
Whether you are interested in courses for professional development, you'd like to further your career or you just want to learn for the love of it, there is something on offer for you as a postgraduate.
THE SYDNEY ADVANTAGE
Studying a postgraduate degree with the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Sydney gives you an unique opportunity to study in an intellectually diverse atmosphere with the advantage of interdisciplinary collaboration and contribution from the institution’s many faculties and departments. The University library contains over five million volumes, including a great number of rare books in the history of science and medicine.
MODE OF DELIVERY
We cater almost exclusively for part-time study and can accommodate you full-time work by scheduling all units of study after 4pm. Each semester HPS hosts a research seminar series featuring leading scholars for Australia and around the world. You will be given the opportunity to present you work at these events.