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History and Philosophy of Science and Physics BSc (Hons)

University of Leeds

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    28-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This joint honours course 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 your course 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 choose to study discovery modules from across the wider University.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Leeds

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, England

A global community, the university’s staff and students come from over 170 countries. There will be chances to meet and work with people from across the world.
The university is continually investing in its campus, from new laboratories and lecture theatres to one of the most impressive libraries in the UK.
With a history of welcoming international students for over 100 years, students can be sure of experienced help throughout their time at Leeds.

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