MSc Alumni

Tom Herzberg (2018-2019)

18 October 2019|

Pursuing the Philosophy of Science MSc is a highly rewarding experience. The curriculum covers a fantastically wide range of areas. This allows you to tailor the programme to suit your own interests. For the mathematically inclined, there is ‘Set Theory and Further Logic’ and ‘Rationality and Choice’; for those interested in the natural sciences, there is ‘Einstein for Everyone’ […]

Ash Kannan (2018–2019)

10 October 2019|

All things considered, this MSc has achieved nothing short of a miracle. You will be exposed to to some of the deepest questions unearthed in scientific pursuit. Not just at the surface level, but all the way down to the most subtle and nuanced arguments in each issue. At each step of the way, your teachers are there to stop […]

Pascal Meier (2018–2019)

10 October 2019|

Coming from law, I embarked on a MSc in Philosophy of Science with no background in either of these disciplines, neither philosophy nor science. It is thanks to the extraordinary dedication and outstanding competence of LSE’s professors and the teaching in a small class of brilliant and enthusiastic students that this adventure of mine was not only a success […]

Lorenzo Sartori (2018–2019)

10 October 2019|

Many things can be said about the London School of Economics, as well as concerning its Master in Philosophy of Science: the outstanding quality of lectures and seminars, the competence of professors and researchers, the opportunity to attend conferences held by the best scholars from all over the world, the undeniable opportunities for what concerns students’ academic or professional […]

Gabriel Nyberg (2018–2019)

10 October 2019|

My time at the LSE was a fantastic experience. For someone like me, who has always been interested in science and philosophy, the MSc Philosophy of Science programme was superb. The curriculum allows you to tackle issues from several levels of abstraction – from general questions such as whether our best scientific theories represent reality to whether a specific […]

Ellis Alia (2018–2019)

10 October 2019|

Studying for the MSc in Philosophy of Science is the best thing I’ve ever done. My experience was life changing. The ideas covered in some of the modules that I took, such as PH400 Philosophy of Science, PH430 Einstein for Everyone, PH427 Genes, Brains & Society, are deep and important. In my view, I may only come to realise […]

Charles Sherwood (2016–2018)

12 February 2019|

At 58, I was a mature student, coming from a 30yr career in business and finance. I was a little apprehensive how I might be received. As it turned out, I just could not have found a more welcoming, stimulating, rewarding set of fellow students – and, for that matter, faculty. One reason for this is the sheer diversity […]

Cristian Larroulet (2015–2016)

3 May 2017|

I came to the LSE after a parallel career as a development economist and a junior instructor in philosophy of economics. Before coming to London, I have studied economics for several years (undergraduate and master) and have taken many courses in philosophy of science and moral philosophy. As many people with similar backgrounds know well, these two branches of […]

Cristóbal Otero (2015–2016)

5 April 2017|

I am an economist. I hold a B.A. and M.A. in economics and this year I will be starting my Ph.D. studies in economics at UC Berkeley. Yet I spent last year studying philosophy (M.Sc. in Philosophy of the Social Sciences) at the LSE.

Many people ask me why have I decided to study philosophy whereas I want to work […]

Chealsea Murtha (2015–2016)

10 March 2017|

The MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy is intense and demanding, but is also ultimately highly rewarding. The scope of the programme is broad. Students can ask and engage with the most esoteric of questions (How should we prepare for the advent of artificial intelligence with capabilities superior to humans?) to the most basic (What is equality?). There is […]