Who this Science and Technology in Society programme at The University of Edinburgh is for
We welcome students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds with a keen interest in the complex and rapidly evolving relationships between science, technology and society.
In Semester 1 of the programme you will be introduced to key theories and contemporary academic debates in the field, including;
- the sociology and social history of science and technology
- innovation policy and management
- the role of scientific expertise in policy making
- science and technology for international development
In Semester 2, and during your dissertation research, you will be able to call on the expertise of our highly regarded academic staff. They will guide you in the application of your knowledge to address key societal issues and challenges. Depending on your interests, this work might relate to:
- Energy and Environment
- Life Sciences and Bioeconomy
- Digital Social Science
This programme is ideally suited if you are looking to enter a career in:
- policy and government
- technology management
- social research and analysis
- science communication
- non-governmental organisations
You will also develop a range of highly transferable skills, such as critical analysis, communication and project management, which can be applied to roles in any field.
- This programme is delivered through lectures, seminars, group work and guided independent study.
- You will complete three compulsory courses in Semester 1 and three or four option courses in semester 2 and then work on an independently researched dissertation.
- You can also pursue a dissertation through a work-based placement.
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesCommunication Studies Sociology View 119 other Masters in Communication Studies in United Kingdom
- A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.
International25300 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
National16200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16200 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home: £8,100
- International/EU: £12,650
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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