Taught course

Science and Technology in Society

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Social and Political Science
Qualifications
MScMSc

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its equivalent if outside the UK.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The programme is intended for students wishing to develop a critical understanding of the role of science, technology and innovation in society, and places a strong emphasis on acquiring a practical appreciation of the latest approaches and insights from this vibrant field. In addition, students develop their skills in research, analysis, writing and communication.

Based in a leading international centre of interdisciplinary research and teaching in science, technology and innovation studies, students will be members of a vibrant community of scholars at Edinburgh. They participate in regular internal seminars and workshops and lectures by visiting scholars offered in both the subject group and the wider School of Social and Political Science.

Our areas of particular strength include the sociology and social history of science and technology; the sociology and economics of the life sciences and medicine; the social shaping of information and communication technologies; science and technology for international development; the management of technology and innovation; environment and sustainability; and the politics of public engagement with science and technology.

Information for international students

http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

MSc

part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Dr Sarah Parry (Programme Director)
Email
sarah.parry@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 6395