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Course summary

The University of Edinburgh has an international reputation as a leading centre of research in Science and Technology Studies (STS). STIS hosts the Innogen Institute and the Institute for the Study of Science, Technology and Innovation, which bring together scholars and specialist groups from across the University. Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at SPS Access to perhaps the largest and most interdisciplinary array of academic expertise in science and technology studies in the world allows us to provide training and specialized supervision for research students across a wide range of research topics. Lists of ongoing research projects in the subject group and of our academic staff and their interests can be found on the STIS website. Edinburgh scholars 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 sociology of knowledge
  • social studies of biology and medicine
  • the history of medicine
  • the politics of controversies and public engagement with science and technology
  • science, technology and gender
  • the sociology of financial markets
  • innovation in life sciences (agriculture, food and health)
  • social studies of information and communication technologies
  • measuring and modelling the state of the environment and its sustainability
  • energy transitions
  • research policy, research metrics and research cultures
  • science and technology in low and middle income countries


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Entry requirements

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Science and Technology Studies at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS