Postgraduate Courses

MA in Critical and Philosophical Studies of Biology

The programme examines the main philosophical and conceptual problems in the recent history of biology, thus providing students with a sophisticated understanding of the broader cultural implications of current debates in the area of biotechnology. It aims to prepare students both for further research and for employment in work related to science policy and bioethics. Entry requirements Normally at least a 2:1 Honours degree in sociology, philosophy or a related discipline. Modules 1. Compulsory modules in: History and Epistemology of the Life Sciences; Conceptual and Philosophical Issues in Biology. 2. Two option modules chosen from: Fundamental Problems of Philosophy; Philosophy of Science; Genomics and Society; Science, Technology and Society; Bioethics; or other approved modules from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences or from the School of Biosciences. 3. Dissertation.

Institution: Exeter University
Department: Department of Sociology & Philosophy
Entry: Normally at least a 2:1 Honours degree in sociology, philosophy or a related discipline.
Funding: Fees per year 2007/08 UK/EU 3,675 (full-time); International 9,150 (full-time). Pro-rata credit-based for part-time.
Starting: October
Address: Department of Sociology, Amory Building,Rennes Drive, Exeter, Devon.EX4 4RJ
Telephone: 01392 263276
Contact: Dr Lenny Moss
More Information: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/degrees/sociology/philbioma.shtml

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