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 prepares students 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.

Students 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

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/admissions/applying/english

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website for details
International students
Please see our website for details

The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/scholarships for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

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