Welcome to all new postgraduate students arriving in Autumn 2017

For those of you undertaking postgraduate programmes in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology during 2017-18, let me introduce myself and welcome you to the University of Exeter. Whether you are continuing your studies directly from an undergraduate degree, or returning to university study, the members of staff here are committed to ensuring you make the most of your time.

Our postgraduate degrees are taught by some of the leading academics in their fields. As Head of the Department, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Dr Adam Toon, as Director of the Postgraduate Taught programme, can also address any issues for PGT students, and Dr Susan Kelly is happy to help Postgraduate Research students. I look forward to meeting you in September.

Professor David Inglis
Head of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology

Sociology and Philosophy

For PGT students
For everything you need to know about preparing to arrive please see the University's main website for new students. Then please come back to this website for your schedule for Academic Induction, which takes place during Welcome Week (Monday 18 to Sunday 24 September 2017).

Timetables and Overviews
Please be aware that timetables are individual to each student, depending on module choices. The sample timetable shown below is indicative of what your timetable might look like.

MA Philosophy and Sociology of Science Overview
MA Philosophy and Sociology of Science Timetable

MA Anthrozoology (Distance Learning Students)

You will organise your timetable with the staff delivering the modules that you have have chosen to study. Tutors normally send out Doodle Polls at the start of each term where you will be asked to indicate your availability. The tutors will then use these responses to allocate you to individual and group tutorials which are the best fit.

You can expect 1 hour (divided into two 30 minute tutorials) per term for the 30 credit core modules (ANTM102: Anthrozoology: Theory and Method and ANTM103: Applied Anthrozoology), plus five 1 hour group tutorials per term for those modules. Then one 30 mininute individual tutorial and five 1 hour group tutorials per term for the 15 credit optional modules.

Please note

This information is for new Postgraduate Taught (PGT) students. PGT students are those studying for an MA or MRes.

If you are studying for an MPhil or a PhD then you are a Postgraduate Research (PGR) student; if this applies to you, please see the Doctoral College website for your induction information.