Skip to main content
KBS_Icon_questionmark link-ico

Science & Society - International Foundation

Key information

  • Module code:


  • Level:

  • Semester:

      Full Year

  • Credit value:


Module description

Students taking this module will explore issues in modern science and their effect on society. They will discuss the ideas, cultural norms and practices of UK academic culture, and compare them with other perspectives to gain a deeper understanding of the nature of science and the values and assumptions that are often hidden beneath the surface. Students will use a range of thinking tools to form thoughts and arguments and discuss with classmates to better understand themselves and others.

Assessment details

Coursework 100%

Educational aims & objectives

  • to provide an overview of key areas in science that have a direct impact upon society and politics.
  • to help you reflect on the foundations of and new developments in Western cultural and societal norms, and to make you aware of and sensitive to such norms.
  • to further your ability to think systematically and analytically in such a way as to enhance your future success in a British academic environment and to enrich your ability to think about key debates in contemporary society that impact on and/or are impacted by your discipline and your future career path.
  • to increase your ability, with appropriate support, to take responsibility for your own learning.


Module description disclaimer

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Please note that the module descriptions above are related to the current academic year and are subject to change.