University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Philosophy and Sociology of Science

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.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in a discipline related to the programme. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules and pathways may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. Some examples of compulsory modules are : cultures of the life sciences; science technology and society; dissertation. Optional modules: philosophy of the social sciences; knowledge and history: theories of scientific change; methodology and research skills in sociology; independent study in sociology and philosophy; methodology and research skills in sociology; philosophy of science; money, ethics and power.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by coursework and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,450 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
+44(0)1392 723044