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 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(http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/sociology/research/sts/egenis/) 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.
We offer a range of postgraduate scholarships and studentships for talented students. Students who reside in England and are interested in our Masters programmes can now take advantage of the UK government's postgraduate loan scheme which offers loans of up to £10,000.
Value of Scholarship(s)
Varies, but most awards are competitive and merit-based.
Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology Excellence Scholarship
The Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology is delighted to offer a Master’s scholarship covering full UK/EU tuition fees (or an equivalent reduction for international fee payers) for an outstanding applicant to one of our Masters programmes: MA Philosophy, MA Sociology, MA Cultural Sociology, MA Philosophy and Sociology of Science, MA Anthrozoology or MRes Science and Technology Studies for 2017/18. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of proven, outstanding academic merit and qualifications, evidence of outstanding academic promise, degree of fit with departmental research expertise, and innovative research plans.