The Departments of Logic and Philosophy of Science and of Philosophy of Values and Social Anthropology at the University of the Basque Country, together with the Graduate Philosophy of Science Program at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), offer a Master in "Philosophy, Science, and Values".
Because the institutions involved in organizing this Master program are complementary in their research areas, the degree brings to bear different branches of philosophy: from practical philosophy, especially ethics, social philosophy, and politics, to epistemology and the history and philosophy of science. It also combines basic research in philosophy with applied research in science, technology, and society (STS) studies.
STS studies are pursued in collaboration with economists and sociologists from other colleges and universities, thus providing an interdisciplinary development of professional skills.
But while the Philosophy, Science, and Values program includes a broad spectrum of interests, it focuses on key challenges in contemporary technoscientific knowledge societies.
The program allows students from diverse disciplines (philosophy but also the natural sciences, social sciences, and general humanities) to pursue both philosophical perspectives in the analysis of current problems and to undertake research of a more empirical character. The interdisciplinary program structure favors the interaction of both orientations, with curricula developed personally by students under the guidance of a tutor.
This is a research-oriented master that can be considered the previous step to doctorate studies.