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Programme Overview

Usually undertaken full-time over three years, or part-time over six years, the PhD in Science and Technology Studies is a research degree in which students make an original contribution to our knowledge by pursuing an extended and focused piece of research on a topic of interest to them. 

Research Training

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, as well as our annual PhD retreat. Frequent seminars and lectures by visiting scholars also provide opportunities for contacts beyond the University.

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