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Science in Society

Radboud University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
16500 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Master’s specialisation in Science in Society at Radboud University will equip you with the knowledge, tools and skills to be a professional intermediary between science and society while getting a broader societal perspective.

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Programme overview

The Master's specialisation in Science in Society focuses on the interplay and interconnections between science and technology and society. You will take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and facilitating knowledge exchange. You’ll further deepen your knowledge in your scientific field in the first year and then learn to connect scientific knowledge with divergent perspectives and interests of various stakeholders in your second year.

This programme is connected with the Institute for Science, Innovation & Society, which means you will be able to research alongside experts in the field working to tackle societal issues.

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What will you learn?

  • Deepen your knowledge in your own field, and learn how to communicate your knowledge to society as a whole

  • Understand the philosophical, political and ethical sides of scientific developments

  • Gain experience designing, conducting and presenting your research

Career prospects

The societal specialisation Science in Society equips you with the tools and skills to become a professional intermediary between science and society whilst providing you with a broader societal perspective that will be useful in a scientific career.

Graduates from this specialisation can develop careers in various fields:

  • Intermediary organisations between science and society: policy, advisory bodies, interest groups and governments
  • Interdisciplinary research, connecting science and society
  • Science communication: as a journalist, communication advisor or information officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research, Responsibility and Uncertainty
  • Science and Societal Interaction
  • Science and Media
  • Framing Knowledge
  • Knowledge Society
  • Science and Public Policy
  • Methods of Societal Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

 Radboud University will still consider EU/EEA applications until 1 July, but we may not be able to offer assistance with accommodation.




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You’ll need to be enrolled in one of the Master’s programmes of the Faculty of Science (Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Mathematics, Medical Biology, Molecular Life Sciences, Physics & Astronomy,Science) to be admitted into this specialisation. You can still enrol in this specialisation during the first year of your Master’s programme. 
  • Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


  • Radboud Scholarship Programme
  • The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme
  • Holland Scholarship Programme
  • Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships
  • StuNed scholarship programme
  • Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund
  • Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Fund

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Science in Society
Radboud University