The Graduate Diploma (Advanced) in History and Philosophy of Science is an advanced and specialised course, involving an addition year of study at fourth year level. It is available to all students who have completed the requirement for the BA, with a major in History and Philosophy of Science and a weighted average of at least H2B (70%), or equivalent. Students taking the Graduate Diploma (Advanced) in HPS will be expected to write a 15,000-word thesis, and take four coursework subjects. The compulsory subject offered in the Diploma will provide an overview of important contemporary developments in history and philosophy of science. Students also take a methodological subject and two elective subjects.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) in this area of specialisation should:
- undertake the equivalent of an honours year of study in the discipline;
- engage in advanced postgraduate study in history and philosophy of science; and
- conduct original research leading to the presentation of an honours level thesis.