MA Studentship in the History of Science - Durham University, UK, 2011-2012 - Deadline: May 30, 2011

Masters Studentship in the History of Science for the 2011-2012 Academic Year

Durham University's Department of Philosophy invites applications for a Masters studentship in the History of Science. The studentships are part of the Taught Masters Programme in the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine (HPSM) run by Durham University's Department of Philosophy and the School of Medicine & Health. The studentship provides financial support of £ 2,000.

Durham has particular strengths in seventeenth to early twentieth-century forms of scientific representation and argumentation, including historical conceptions of mind, memory, matter, time, language, visuality, human origins and religion. Applications for the studentship are invited from highly motivated graduates from various backgrounds including arts and humanities subjects, science, and medicine (including medical students who have successfully completed stage 4 - i.e. four years of medical training - of a qualifying medical degree at an approved university) with a high mark on their first degree (or equivalent) who will commit themselves to an MA dissertation on a subject within the History of Science.

How to Apply
There are two steps to the application. First, applicants need to make an online application to the HPSM MA Programme online at:

Second, in addition to completing the foregoing online application, students also need to submit the following items to Mr Jonathon Gilderoy ( via email: (a) A one-page proposal (including bibliographical references) for a dissertation in the history of science, (b) a full CV, (c) the names and contact details of two referees. The top of your dissertation proposal needs to be marked 'HPSM MA History of Science Studentship'.

For general information regarding postgraduate study at Durham please see the University website at For general questions regarding the application procedure please contact the Postgraduate Secretary, Mr Jonathon Gilderoy, Department of Philosophy, University of Durham, 50 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HN, United Kingdom, Email:

For specific inquiries about the history of science component of the HPSM Masters Programme contact Dr Matthew D Eddy (Department of Philosophy), e-mail:

The closing date for applications is 30 May 2011.

Dr Matthew D Eddy
Senior Lecturer in the History of Science, Department of Philosophy, Durham University, 50/51 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN, United Kingdom.