Masters | Postgraduate Course - Science and Technology Studies MRes Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £7,800 full-time; £3,900 part-time International: £17,200 full-time
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Science and Technology Studies MRes

Study Details

MRes 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

The programme will give you a broad-based knowledge of the use of research methods in the social sciences, as well as core research training in social scientific philosophy and methodology within a contemporary sociology context. It will develop your understanding of the origins, history and development of Science and Technology Studies as a discipline and its theoretical underpinnings. It will equip you with the skills to go on to doctoral research or to pursue a career as a professional researcher.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • SOCM904 Dissertation 60
  • SOCM020 Research Methods in the Social Sciences 30
  • SOCM002A Philosophy of the Social Sciences 1 15
  • POLM809 Applied Quantitative Data Analysis 15
  • SOCM950 Science Technology and Society 30

Optional modules
One from the following options, chosen with the guidance of the programme director:

  • SOCM016 Cultures of the Life Sciences 30
  • SOCM007 Knowledge & History: Theories of Scientific Change 30
  • SOCM945 Philosophy of Science 30

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a discipline related to the programme.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

In addition to the specialist knowledge you will gain during your programme, you will also develop transferrable skills valued by employers such as:

- researching, analysing and assessing sources of information
- written and verbal communication skills
- managing and interpreting information
- developing ideas and arguments