Undergraduate

Science and Technology Studies

Philosophical and historical dimensions to science and technology, focusing on their past, present, and future impact on human society.
75
ATAR
3
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

A degree in Science and Technology Studies can lead to a range of careers including:

  • Science policy analyst with government or industry
  • Science and technology writing
  • Researcher or advisor for environmental organisations, regulatory bodies, corporations.

A degree in Science and Technology Studies can lead to a range of careers including:

  • Science policy analyst with government or industry
  • Science and technology writing
  • Researcher or advisor for environmental organisations, regulatory bodies, corporations.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry requirements page.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

Philosophical and historical dimensions to science and technology, focusing on their past, present and future impact on human society.

About the course

In this course students will critically study past and present applications of science and technology in shaping human society, especially across the biological and biomedical sciences, and the social contexts in which those applications have developed. 
Science and Technology Studies

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2023
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-SCITS
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA);4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Science and Technology Studies
Status
  • Available 2023
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-SCITS
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA);4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Why study this course?

  1. Only university in WA to offer Science and Technology Studies as a major.
  2. Students will learn from leading researchers in both the sciences and the humanities.
  3. This major will equip students with the critical thinking skills and substantive scientific and technological knowledge that government and industry employers are seeking. 

You'll learn to

  • analyse how scientific knowledge is made and be able to interpret scientific information
  • interpret the historical and social contexts in which scientific knowledge and technology are created, debated, critiqued, and applied
  • apply key theories and concepts within the fields of history and philosophy of science and within science and technology studies
  • evaluate problems arising for the development and application of scientific knowledge and technology
  • demonstrate a capacity for self-reflection and an understanding of philosophical and ethical issues in science and technology

Put theory into practice

Current UWA students are eligible to take one of our professional experience units. These units bridge the gap between university and the workplace by providing opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience. You can master new skills, make connections and network, get a taste of the opportunities in the workforce and add experience to your resume, all before graduating.

Find out more about Work Integrated Learning.

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees. It is also offered as a second major in our other bachelor's degrees.