The main objective of the Master in Philosophy of Science curriculum is to a offer a solid philosophical and methodological training in the six fields of knowledge fostered by the Graduate Program so that students from different disciplines (philosophy students as well as students from natural, formal, and social sciences) may study and critically reflect, from interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, on the different aspects and dimensions of science and technology including their logical, epistemological, methodological, cognitive, historical, cultural, sociological, and axiological ones. In this way, the Master in Philosophy of Science, because of the education it offers as well as because of the diverse backgrounds of the students to which this program is aimed, promotes in a rigorous and systematic manner the gathering and interaction between diverse disciplines of philosophical thinking.
The duration of the master’s program is four semesters for full-time students, plus a pre-degree semester which in some cases may be exempted. The call for applications to the master’s program is issued twice a year, alternating each year the group of fields of knowledge to which students may apply.
All of these activities taking place in the master’s program happen during the first three semesters. During the fourth semester, the students take a research seminar obligatory for every student, but which bears no credit value.
The master’s student may opt to fulfill either of the following four requirements for obtaining their degree: 1) the defense a thesis or final research work, 2) the submission of a research article, 3) the presentation of a designed outreach product (this requirement is available exclusively for the communication of science field students), and 4) the design of a project of scientific and technological management.
For more information, check the following links:
- Requirements for prospective students
- Requirements for permanence in the program
- Graduate profile
- Requisites for graduating student