Bachelor of Science (BSc) History and Philosophy of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

The History and Philosophy of Science course explores topics such as scientific rationality and scientific realism, the ethical foundation of science practices, the sociology of science, science and religion, and logic and critical thinking in science. Students with a deep-seated interest in historical and philosophical aspects of science and technology will especially benefit from this programme.

The programme is designed so that students have the option of two course paths, History and Philosophy of Science, and one of the natural science packages, such as, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Geology. This programme is an excellent choice for those who wish to combine coursework in the sciences with studies in humanistically-oriented disciplines.

Students graduating from this programme will have a more informed outlook on the broader aspects of science and technology, including social and cultural aspects and the impact of science on society. This is the only programme of its kind in the country.

This programme is a major in History and Philosophy of Science. Upon graduation, candidates will be conferred with Bachelor of Science degree.

Career Opportunities

  • Public and industrial sector services
  • S&T advisors for government and private sectors
  • S&T policy makers for government and private sectors
  • Education
  • Mass media

Course Modules

Core Subjects:

  • Information Skills
  • Islamic and Asian Civilisation (TITAS) I&II
  • Biostatistics / Statistics / Geostatistics
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Introduction to Science and Technology Studies
  • History of Science and Technology in Malaysia
  • Introduction to Science and Technology Policy and Management Studies
  • Introductory Environmental Philosophy
  • Science, Technology and the Media
  • Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Scientific Writing and Communication
  • Epistemology and Perspective on Knowledge
  • Developmental Philosophy
  • Environmental Philosophy and Management
  • Science and Technology Sociology
  • Research Approach to the History and Philosophy of Science
  • Information Technology and Economic Knowledge
  • Philosophy of Comparative Science
  • Economics and Science and Technology Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Science and Technology in Contemporary Islamic World
  • Ethics Issues
  • Mapping Technology
  • Management of New Technologies
  • Techno Entrepreneurial
  • Ethics of Knowledge and Science and Technology Profession
  • Science, Technology and Law
  • Science and Technology Transfer and Development
  • Science, Technology and Modernization
  • Research Management and Developmental Studies
  • Science and Religion
  • Science and Technology and Society Theory
  • Ethics and Science and Technology
  • Philosophy of Islamic Science
  • Philosophy of Chinese and Indian Science
  • Philosophy of Western Science
  • Media and Communication Theory
  • Environment and Religion
  • Industrial Science and Technology Policy
  • National Innovation System
  • Developmental Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

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Department of Science and Technology Studies
Faculty of Science
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Phone: +6(03)7967 4166 / 4396
Fax: +6(03)7967 4396