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Ruhr University Bochum


History, Philosophy and Culture of Science

Subjects: History, Philosophy and Culture of Science,History,Philosophy,Culture

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English, German
💶  Application Fee non-EU
No information

💶  Cost per Semester
360 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
No information
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

This Master's degree program stands out as the only one in the German-speaking world that uniquely blends the theory and history of science with cultural and social science perspectives. It also offers an in-depth exploration of philosophical and non-classical logic. Students can specialize in several fields, including: - Philosophy and history of science, focusing on the foundations, methods, and the evolution of scientific thought. - Philosophy and history of logic, delving into the origins and development of logical principles. - Non-classical logics and their applications, addressing various forms of logic beyond the classical framework and their philosophical implications. - Ethics of science, examining the moral dimensions of scientific practice. - Cultural and social science research into science and technology, exploring the societal impacts and cultural contexts of scientific advancements. This program provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach, ensuring a well-rounded education in these critical areas.

Program Information

Study Location Bochum
Start Semester Summer, Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English, German
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 360 EUR
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⏱️ Application Start Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
⏱️ Application Start Winter

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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Language Requirements

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All applicants need to prove very good proficiency in English, i.e. at least level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). English from 5th grade until Abitur in Germany a minimum score of 72 in the internet-based TOEFL a minimum score of 5.0 in the IELTS a certificate of the language centre of Heidelberg University with "good" (2.0) or better

Qualification Requirements

Interest in the foundations and formal methods of philosophy, in the values and development of the sciences as well as the ability to abstract and analytically approach formal problems. enjoy: ​​questioning the 'self-evident', investigating historical and interdisciplinary issues or formal-logical problems and methods. struggle through: fascinating, but often complex and ambitious systematic argumentation and historical source texts This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects Bachelor of Arts (especially in Philosophy), but also Bachelor of Science Graduates from this degree programme frequently work academic research and education science management promotion of science non-academic research communication of science

Document Requirements

Copy of the passport Proof of the passed language test (German) in an officially certified copy You can find a list of accepted proof of language proficiency here. Officially certified copy of school report (original language and a German or English translation) Degree certificate from the university in an officially certified copy (original language and a German or English translation) + list of individual grades Possibly proof of the completed university entrance examination (e.g. from Turkey, Lebanon, Iran, etc.) in an officially certified copy Possibly an officially certified copy of the assessment test to determine the eligibility of foreign applicants for studies at institutions of higher education in Germany (Feststellungsprüfung) APS certificate (only for applicants with certificates from China, Vietnam or India) Please note collective APS for other universities are not accepted!

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Acceptance Interview No
Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
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