Master Programme 'Science–Technology–Society'

Science and Technology Studies (STS) investigates how knowledge and technologies are intertwined with how 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.

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

Understanding these complex relations of science, technology and society is crucial in the world of today. The MA in Science-Technology-Society offers a unique opportunity to acquire expertise in this domain. It is a two-year English language programme and the number of students is limited to 40 per year. The programme offers a highly international study experience in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.