Applications now open: MSc Medicine, Science & Society at KCL

MSc Medicine, Science & Society

Part Time, Full Time
Admissions status: Open

MSc Medicine, Science & Society addresses the nature and implications of developments in health and medicine in an international context and from a social science perspective. It examines the social, economic, political, legal and ethical implications of recent developments in advanced biomedicine and biotechnology.

KEY BENEFITS
* Taught within a world class department in social scientific approaches to health and medicine, with innovative research and research led teaching providing the basis for input into global health policy.
* A truly interdisciplinary programme
* A wide range of specialist options
* A global focus
* Taught by leading specialists in the field
* Close links with the worlds of policy and biomedical research
* World renowned visiting speakers
* Taught in the context of a thriving research community on medicine, science and society
* Opportunities for visits to key laboratories and research institutions
* Located in the heart of London

KEY FACTS
Student destinations
Students may go on to pursue academic careers or a career in sociology, other social sciences, policy and regulation in government, NGOs in the UK or internationally.
Programme leader/s
Professor Nikolas Rose
Awarding Institution
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK180-190/ECTS90-95
Duration
One year FT, two years PT. (September to September)
Location
Strand Campus
Year of entry 2012
Offered by
School of Social Science and Public Policy
Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine
Closing date
None
Intake
No set number.
Fees
PT Home: £4275 (2012)
PT Overseas: £7998 (2012)
FT Home: £8550 (2012)
FT Overseas: £15995 (2012)

CONTACTS
Contact information
Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts & Sciences Admissions (CASA)
tel:
+44 (0) 20 7848 7207
fax:
+44 (0) 20 7848 7200
Email
sshm@kcl.ac.uksshm@kcl.ac.uk>
Website
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/sshm/index.aspx

PURPOSE
MSc Medicine, Science & Society draws upon the latest empirical evidence and conceptual approaches to provide a challenging education, and a firm grounding in the knowledge and analytical techniques necessary for a future career in sociology or other social sciences, in policy and regulation in government in NGOs in the UK or internationally and in university teaching and research.
DESCRIPTION
This wide ranging interdisciplinary programme is taught within a world class department in social scientific approaches to health and medicine, with innovative research and research led teaching providing the basis for input into global health policy. This programme examines the social, economic, political, legal and ethical implications of recent developments in advanced biomedicine and biotechnology - reproductive and regenerative medicine, stem cells, genomics, neuroscience, synthetic biology and bioweapons. It explores the implications for ideas of personhood and identity, for conceptions of relationships, kinship and family life, for political economy, for the organisation and funding of health care, for problems of government and regulation, for practices of therapy and control and much more. It analyses the role of the international corporations in these developments, the emergence of bioeconomics, the development of multinational regulatory endeavours, and the distinctive take up and impact of developments in biomedicine and biotechnology in different nations and regions. It seeks to develop the knowledge base and intellectual skills for careers in teaching and research in this important area and in the social sciences more generally, and also to equip those who wish to take up a career in policy and regulation in this area.

STRUCTURE OVERVIEW
Core programme content
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Social Science Approaches to Biomedicine
*       Translational research: Linking Medicine, Science & Society
*       Designing Quantitative Research for Social Science & Health
*       Designing Qualitative Research for Social Science & Health
*       Dissertation in Medicine, Science & Society

Indicative non-core content

A wide range of optional modules allows you to specialise and develop in-depth knowledge of such fields as health policy, rights and security in a changing world, urban and environmental policy, the policy problems of an ageing population or education policy. Options include:
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Global Politics of Biomedical Innovation
*       Science Policy & Society
*       Researching Vulnerable Populations
*       Law and Reproduction
*       Quantitative Data Analysis
Apply now at
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/prospectus/graduate/medicine-science-and-society


Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine
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