Taught course

Philosophy and Sociology of Science

Institution
University of Exeter · College of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a discipline related to the programme.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The programme, unique in the UK for its combination of philosophical and sociological perspectives on science and technology, examines the concept of science, the knowledge it provides and the way in which the production of knowledge is organised in society. In doing so, it will prepare you for further research or employment in the management and evaluation of science and its impact on society – an increasingly important aspect of science policy.

Based in the department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology the programme draws on staff research interests and expertise in the philosophy of biology, the mind, economics and social science, as well as in the sociology of science and technology.

You will also benefit from close collaboration with Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences a world class research centre at Exeter set up to investigate the meaning and social implications of contemporary genomic science. The Centre offers option modules and other study workshops for participants on the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,300 (full-time) £4,150 (part-time)
International students
£17,700 (full-time)

We are delighted to offer Global Excellence Scholarships for students of outstanding academic quality applying to postgraduate Taught programmes starting in Autumn 2019.

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Email
ssis-admissions@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1392 723192