Joint PhD Programme in Science, Technology, and Society with University of Edinburgh
A Joint PhD programme (JDP) is being offered by the College of Humanities and Social Science of the University of Edinburgh (UOE) and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). It represents a good mix of strength from both universities to enhance the training and research work of PhD candidates from both institutions. The College and the Faculty complement each other in terms of areas of strength and of geographical location. You will be registered in one home university, but guided in your work by faculty from both, and examined to the standards of both. You will graduate with a joint qualification, earning a certificate which bears the crests of both universities.
To apply for the JDP at NUS, you will still need to complete the application procedures listed here. In addition, you should submit, with your application package, a separate form indicating your desire to be considered for the JDP.
Currently, applications are limited to those focusing in the area of Science, Technology and Society.
S.T.S. stands for ‘Science, Technology, and Society’, an established interdisciplinary field first organized in North America in the early 1970s. Recognizing the need for social scientists and humanities scholars to study the immense influence of science & technology on modern social, political, and cultural life, STS normally serves as a meeting ground on which C.P. Snow’s ‘two cultures’ (the sciences on the one hand, and the arts and social sciences on the other) can come to critical terms with each others’ methods, histories, objects, and interests. The faculty of the STS Research Cluster at NUS consists of historians, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, philosophers, critical theorists, media studies scholars, public policy scholars and others who share curiosity about how science and technology function in the social world.
Related to the STS Research Cluster is an Undergraduate STS Minor, which is open to students from any faculty in the university. NUS does not yet have an STS graduate program, but graduate students with this interest are accepted and supervised across a number of departments, and are free to participate in the activities of the cluster. The STS Research Cluster also sponsors post-doctoral and other visiting positions for scholars who share our research interests. Our cluster members also work wih two University level research institutes: ARI (Asia Research Institute) and IDMI (Interactive and Digital Media Institute).