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Science - Technology - Society, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #134 (WUR) Vienna, Austria
Science - Technology - Society Students at University of Vienna acquire the sensitivity to recognise the multi-dimensionality of current technoscientific challenges, enhance their ability to approach complex problems both systematically and imaginatively, gain the expertise to recognise the social and ethical dimensions of science and technology.  
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Overview

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.

The programme

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 are part and parcel of contemporary research cultures, and 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 master’s programme Science - Technology - Society at University of Vienna offers a unique opportunity to acquire expertise in this domain.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical and Methodological Approaches in STS
  • Knowledge&Technology Cultures
  • Politics of Innovation and its Institutional Dimensions
  • Conceptual Design and Writing of the Master Thesis
  • Grant Writing and Project Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • EU/EEA students deadline: 30th of April
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    87

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General Requirements

  • List of degree programmes
  • Admission with a degree from the University of Vienna
  • Admission with a degree from another university
  • Degree programmes with an entrance exam procedure
  • Visiting Master

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1452 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 726 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • As an EU/EEA/CH citizen you only have to pay the Students' Union fee (20.20 Euro). 
  • Non-EU/EEA students pay the fee plus the Students' Union fee of 20.20 Euro

Living costs for Vienna

  • 861 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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