University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Science and Technology in Society

In this interdisciplinary programme, students gain an introduction to the role of science, technology and innovation in society, and develop a practical appreciation of the latest approaches and insights; academic staff have expertise in the following areas: the sociology and social history of science and technology; the sociology and economics of the life sciences and medicine; the social shaping of technology; science and technology for international development; the management of technology and innovation; and the politics of public engagement with science and technology.

Entry requirements

The academic entry requirement is a UK Bachelor Honours degree with at least 2.1 or its international equivalent. An official transcript and certificate (if the degree has been awarded) is required upon application; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,500 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,250 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0131 651 5074