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  Sociotechnical Futures and Digital Methods


University of Bath    Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Full time & Part time September MRes 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Computer Science (8) Engineering (12) Environmental Sciences (13) Politics & Government (30) Sociology (33)

About the course

Develop your understanding of the social and political implications of digitalisation, and learn how to effectively research and investigate them.

If you are interested in studying the part-time version of this course, please visit our website.

During this course, you’ll become a fully trained social science researcher with expertise in sociotechnical futures. Key topics that sit within this area include:

  • cybersecurity
  • the political implications of digitalisation
  • the use of AI and algorithms across various domains
  • technology and automation
  • climate change

Through a focus on quantitative and qualitative methods and approaches, you’ll gain the essential skills needed to progress your studies or become a professional researcher in these areas.

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Entry Requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above.

To apply for this course you may have an undergraduate degree in any subject.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.




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