Course & Degrees

Department Name Department of Sociology and Philosophy
Institution Name University of Exeter

Departmental Information

Department Profile The Department of Sociology and Philosophy is an interdisciplinary unit specialising in topics such as cultural sociology, social theory and philosophy of social science, applied ethics, and philosophy of biology. We offer undergraduate study in Single and Combined Honours sociology, and a range of Philosophy Combined Honours programmes in which philosophy is studied with history, politics, sociology, political economy, classics and theology, and modern languages. We think we manage to achieve a student-friendly, informal atmosphere and pride ourselves on the quality of achievement and diversity of our students.The Department received a grade of 5 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. Our research combines empirical investigation with theoretical rigour across three intersecting themes: (a) philosophy of science and social science, (b) culture, science and technology and (c) cultural sociology.
Faculty Teaching Staff Barry Barnes; Visiting Professor Paul Griffiths; John Dupré; Steve Hughes; Andrew Pickering; John Vincent; Giovanna Colombetti;
Research Staff Maureen O’Malley; Christine Hauskeller; Susan Kelly;
Areas of Expertise Sociological study of knowledge generation and evaluation in science; Biology and psychology; Biotechnology industries in Italy and the UK; Science and technology studies; sociology of the science of fetal/maternal cell and other natural and produced forms of micro/chimerism;
Undergraduate Units BA in Philosophy and History; BA in Philosophy and Theology;Taught
Postgraduate Courses MA in Philosophy and Sociology of Science; MA in History and Philosophy of Biology;
Research Degrees MRes in Science and Technology Studies;

Contact Details

Contact Name Dave Morning, Department Administrator
Postal Address Department of Sociology and Philosophy, Department of Sociology, Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter, Devon. EX4 4RJ
Phone +44 (0)1392 263276
Fax +44 (0)1392 263305
Email [email protected] (Dave Morning, Department Administrator)