University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Science & Technology Studies

The University of Edinburgh has an international reputation as a leading centre of research in science and technology studies (STS). Edinburgh scholars work around the globe on the social and historical aspects of developments in science and technology. Particular strengths in research include: - the history and philosophy of science - the social shaping of technology - the history of medicine - the politics of controversies and public engagement with science and technology - science, technology and gender - the sociology of financial markets and emissions trading schemes - innovation in biotechnology and the life sciences - the development and use of information and communication technologies - innovation for sustainability - science and technology in developing countries

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time September 2019 - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time September 2019 - 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team (School of Social and Political Science)
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