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The History and Philosophy of Science program began in 1946 at the University of Melbourne as one of the first departments of its kind in the world.

The History and Philosophy of Science program is one of the most eclectic in the University, inviting you to reflect critically on science and technology in modern life. We are always encouraging students to take classes in HPS, whether to broaden their knowledge in history and philosophy students, or to contextualise their science studies in its history and its current philosophy. 

HPS@UniMelb

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HPS@UniMelb

The University of Melbourne offers study in HPS at an undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level. Learn more about why those who have pursued HPS at the University of Melbourne love their degree. 

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Handbook

Your ultimate guide to what's available in a history and philosophy of science degree at the University of Melbourne, the Handbook takes you through subjects offered, as well as the possibilities of a major or a minor in the discipline

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Research

The University of Melbourne continues research into HPS past the graduate level, with partnerships across the world, often in collaboration with other departments in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies.

Current Students

If you are currently pursuing studies in HPS at the University of Melbourne, there are other ways to get involved. In addition to the HPS seminar series and the HPS podcast mentioned on this website, the HPS faculty runs bi-weekly catch ups for its current students and faculty members. The HPS Chat is a great way to meet your fellow students and others involved in HPS at UniMelb.

Contact our undergraduate student representative Carmelina at  ccontarino@student.unimelb.edu.au for more information.

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