Science is one of the major determinants of modern society. Understanding the nature, history and philosophical foundations of the scientific enterprise and the knowledge it produces is a crucial part of understanding the world we live in.
The two-year master’s programme History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) encompasses the history and philosophy of the natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, medicine, and mathematics. We also analyze the interaction between science and different audiences.
The historical approach focuses on the development of scientific thought and practice in times past, including the relations between science and cultural, social or institutional features at particular times and places. The philosophy of science studies questions concerning the nature of scientific knowledge and scientific methods. It also includes conceptual analysis of fundamental theories such as relativity theory, quantum mechanics, evolution and modern genetics.
How do we use the Quality Funds at the Faculty of Science?
Because of the introduction of the student loan system in the Netherlands, financial funds became available to enhance the quality of higher education. In 2019 the Faculty of Science received these Quality Funds. Since then, plans have been made on how the money will be used
Are you curious about what these plans are? Then take a look at the overview page about the use of the Quality Funds.