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BA History and Philosophy of Science

Catalog id : 002167E
 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
3 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
15000 AUD
National
15000 AUD

Application fee

International 29 AUD
National 29 AUD
Department
Faculty of Arts
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)79
SAT (avg)577
33

World University Ranking

About this course

  • The aim of History and Philosophy of Science is to understand science; how it works, its historical development and its function in modern society.
  • History and Philosophy of Science thus integrates philosophical, historical and sociological approaches to the study of science. It provides you with an insight into scientific methods and objectives without actually having to do science. You will gain analytical skills in evaluating scientific (and non-scientific) knowledge as well as a broad understanding of the historical development of science in its interactions with philosophy, religion and society.

Careers:

  • Academia
  • Government
  • History
  • Research
  • Social research
  • Teaching

 

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Clearly-in Rank 2016
  • 88.85 
  • The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2016. i
  • Access Melbourne 2017
  • 80.00 Guaranteed entry
  • Access Melbourne allows you to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. Guaranteed entry is available to eligible students from a rural area or disadvantaged financial background. i
  • Minimum ATAR 2017
  • 85.00

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Course Modules

Level 1 Subject

  • From Plato to Einstein
  • Science and Pseudoscience
  • Debating Science in Society

Level 2 Subjects

  • Astronomy in World History
  • A History of Nature
  • Technology & Contemporary Life
  • God and the Natural Sciences
  • Darwinism: History of a Very Big Idea
  • Science, Reason and Reality
  • Electricity: An Experimental History

Level 3 Subjects

  • Science and Society
  • Magic, Reason, New Worlds, 1450-1750
  • Forensic Science & the Law: A Case Study
  • Minds and Madness

Level 3 Capstone Subject

  • Scientific Practice and Human Inquiry

Level 2 Elective Subjects

  • Astronomy in World History
  • A History of Nature
  • Technology & Contemporary Life
  • God and the Natural Sciences
  • The Philosophy of Mind
  • Darwinism: History of a Very Big Idea
  • Electricity: An Experimental History
  • Science, Reason and Reality
  • Meaning, Possibility and Paradox

Level 3 Elective Subjects

  • Science and Society
  • Magic, Reason, New Worlds, 1450-1750
  • Knowledge and Reality
  • The Power and Limits of Logic
  • Forensic Science & the Law: A Case Study
  • Minds and Madness
  • Beyond Babylon

 

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How to Apply

  • Studying Year 12 in Australia
  • You should apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Full details about the VTAC application process can be found on the VTAC website. Through VTAC, you can list up to 12 course preferences. You should list courses in your order of preference with the course of greatest interest listed first. Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.
  • If you have previously applied to the University of Melbourne via VTAC but were not offered a place or were offered but never enrolled, you should apply as a new student.
  • If you're studying interstate, you can find more specific application information for your state in one of our application flyers: NSW/ACT QLD SA TAS WA
  • Current University of Melbourne international students
  • If you're an international student currently studying at the University of Melbourne and you wish to transfer to another University of Melbourne course, you must submit your transfer application via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Be sure that your application is finalised by the VTAC due dates.
  • All other international students
  • You can apply online using our e-application.
  • Please ensure your application is received by us before the relevant deadline. An application fee of AUD$100 applies. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Alternatively, if you would prefer to apply in person in your own country, we have a number of overseas representatives in a variety of countries. Search our list of overseas representatives to find one near you.
  • If you have accepted an offer from another institution in Australia, been granted a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and want to transfer to the University of Melbourne within the first six months of study you will need a letter of release from that institution. Please see our International Student Transfer Policy for more details.
  • International Baccalaureate and US Advanced Placement students
  • You can choose to have your IB or AP results sent directly to the University as soon as they are released. Please make sure you advise us in your application if you have authorised the release of your results.
  • University of Melbourne AP institution code: 9015
  • University of Melbourne IB institution code: 002406

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