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Science and Technology Studies

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
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25300 GBP/year
9700 GBP/year
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About

The University of Edinburgh has an international reputation as a leading centre of research in Science and Technology Studies (STS).

Overview

Science and Technology Studies students at The University of Edinburgh work around the globe on the social and historical aspects of developments in science and technology.

Particular strengths in research include:

  • the history and philosophy of science
  • the social shaping of technology
  • the history of medicine
  • the politics of controversies and public engagement with science and technology
  • science, technology and gender
  • the sociology of financial markets and emissions trading schemes
  • innovation in biotechnology and the life sciences
  • the development and use of information and communication technologies
  • innovation for sustainability
  • science and technology in developing countries

Facilities

Research library and archive facilities in Edinburgh are outstanding.

All research students are members of the Graduate School of Social & Political Science, with full access to the Graduate School’s facilities in the Chrystal Macmillan Building.

Other library and archive facilities include the:

  • University’s Main Library
  • National Library of Scotland
  • Scottish Records Office

Proximity to the Scottish Parliament and other institutions of national government provides further research opportunities.

Programme Structure

Training and support

  • PhD students will usually follow our MSc by Research in STS for their first year.
  • This comprises specialist courses, as well as training in research methods. By the end of this year, you will have completed a full research proposal.
  • You will join the lively research community and participate in regular seminars and workshops, and, if a PhD student, an annual PhD student day and a retreat.
  • Frequent seminars and lectures by visiting scholars provide opportunities for contacts beyond the University.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9700 GBP per year during 12 months.

 Part-time fees

  • Home: £4,850
  • International/EU: £12,650

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

 

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