Postgraduate Courses

MSc Biomedicine, Bioscience and Society

This programme is run by the Department of Sociology in association with the BIOS Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society. It provides the chance to study social aspects and implications of recent developments in bioscience, biomedicine and biotechnology in the only specialist institution for the social sciences in the UK. The programme offers:Teaching by staff active in current research on social aspects and implications of bioscience, biomedicine and biotechnology who are renowned in their fields, across the social sciences, both within the Department of Sociology and across a range of departments and institutes linked with the programme (including Anthropology, Geography and Environment, Health research, Law, Philosophy, Social Policy and Social Psychology). An opportunity to benefit from the exciting range of research projects and staff associated with the BIOS research centre. The chance to consolidate or extend your knowledge of social aspects of the life sciences and biomedicine, through the programme's two term compulsory course on Key Issues in Biomedicine, Bioscience and Society, and choice from a challenging and wide range of optional courses. The opportunity to do empirical work in your dissertation on one specific aspect of the social aspects and implications of recent developments in the life sciences and biomedicine. An appropriate programme of study for those with diverse requirements: those with a medical or bioscience background wishing to change to study social aspects of bioscience; those interested in the sociology of science and technology with a particular focus on the life sciences and biomedicine; those aiming for a career in science policy; those from less developed countries wishing to be involved in the making of their own science and technology policy in this key area; those wishing to proceed to advanced research in social aspects of the life sciences.

Institution: London School of Economics and Political Science
Department: BIOS Centre
Entry: 2:1 degree in any discipline. Applicants with medicine or science are welcome
Funding: Fee level: Band B - see LSE website for further details
Starting: 4 October 2007
Address: BIOS Centre LSE Houghton Street London WC2A 2AE
Telephone: 020 7405 7686
Contact: BIOS administrator, Sabrina Fernandez, at
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