Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SOCM945: Philosophy of Science

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

  • Introduction
  • Popper
  • Kuhn
  • The Sociology of Scientific Knowledge
  • Social epistemology
  • Science and values
  • Theories and models
  • Scientific representation
  • Understanding
  • Experiment
  • Practice

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided independent study278Independent study

Online Resources

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