A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its equivalent if outside the UK.
Months of entry
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
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||67|
|Dissertation||33 (15000 words)|
Course contact details
- Dr Sarah Parry (Programme Director)
- +44 (0)131 650 6395