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University of Exeter: Philosophy: Science and the Natural World

Institution University of Exeter View institution profile
Department Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology
Telephone 01392 723192
Study type Taught


  • You’ll engage with cutting-edge research on topics such as the role of experiments in the creation of scientific knowledge and the ethical and social implications of Big Data and Open Science

  • Learn from a diverse and dynamic team of academics with expertise from across the fields of Sociology, Anthropology and Philosophy and benefit from our lively and collaborative research culture

  • We will train you in a range of philosophical research methods preparing you to carry out your own independent research within philosophy of science and related fields

  • Our wide range of optional modules give you the freedom to explore fields such as science and technology studies, philosophy of mind and cognition, data science, and contemporary ethics

  • Gain key transferable skills in research, communication, self-management and group working which will be valued by employers within a range of professions as well as providing essential training for PhD study


The University of Exeter combines world-class research with excellent student satisfaction, from our campuses in the South West of England, in Exeter and Cornwall. We are one of the very few universities to be both a member of the Russell Group and have a Gold award from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), evidence of our established international reputation for excellence in both teaching and research.
Our success is built on a strong partnership with our students and a clear focus on high performance.

World-leading research

  • 98 per cent of our research is of international quality and we have world-leading research …
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