Knowledge and technologies are deeply intertwined with the ways we live in the world. How we communicate, move, work and care for our health – all this is constantly changing through new scientific and technological options. However, new techno-scientific possibilities also challenge existing value structures and ways of living, which leads to societal debates about risks, ethics, and social justice.

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At the same time, science and technology are not untouched by the social environment they are part of. Socio-economic expectations and broader imaginaries of techno-scientific futures are part and parcel of contemporary research cultures, and influence how knowledge is produced and innovations are made.

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Understanding these complex relations of science, technology, and society is crucial in the world of today. The master’s program Science-Technology-Society offers a unique opportunity to acquire expertise in this domain.

The MA Science-Technology-Society trains students to contribute to a research-based critical understanding of the ever more important relations of science, technology, and society. Central elements of the programme profile are a) a strong research orientation, b) internationality both in the scope of teaching as well as in the background of the students, c) a clear social science approach with a dedicated openness to the heterogeneous disciplinary backgrounds of its students and d) a focus on complementary skills vital in today’s academic and knowledge work contexts.

In its respective specialisations, the MA in Science-Technology-Society provides a comprehensive and critical approach to analysing

  • how (techno)sciences and society communicate and interact;
  • the cultures and contexts in which knowledge and innovations are produced and used;
  • how politics frames and is framed by science and technology.

The MA Science-Technology-Society is a two-year English language programme. The number of students is limited.

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Program taught in:
English

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Last updated November 27, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct. 2019
Duration
4 semesters
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Deadline
Apr. 30, 2019
The application period runs from 1 March until 30 April 2019.
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