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History and Philosophy of Science and Physics

University of Leeds

36 months
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This History and Philosophy of Science and Physics course from University of Leeds involves the in-depth study of the history of science and physics, but also explores current scientific knowledge and its future applications.


History and Philosophy of Science seeks to understand the nature of science and its role in society. Using philosophical, historical and social perspectives you’ll explore the history of scientific thought, the links between magic, science and religion and the nature of scientific knowledge.

Physics at Leeds combines technical lectures, practical demonstrations, learning labs and personal tutorials to equip you with analytical and problem-solving skills and valuable subject knowledge.

Throughout the History and Philosophy of Science and Physics course from University of Leeds you’ll study core modules exploring key questions in history and philosophy of science, as well as quantum mechanics and thermal physics. Then you'll choose from a wide range of optional modules in topics that reflect your interests such as photonics, nuclear physics or the nature of scientific knowledge. You can also select from discovery modules from across the wider university.

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Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History of Science in 10 Objects
  • History of Psychiatry and Mental Illness
  • Philosophical Issues in Biology
  • How Biology Works
  • Experimental Physics (For NatSci & Joint Honours)
  • Physics 3- Fields and Energy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A-level: ABB including A in Mathematics and B in Physics
Other course specific tests:
  • Where an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be ABC at A Level including A in Mathematics, B in Physics and grade A in the EPQ.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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