24 months
17000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The interdisciplinary approach in 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 at Radboud University  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.

Would you like to know if you are eligible to be admitted to this programme? Take our E-Check and instantly get an insight in your eligibility: echeck.ru.nl

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


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s diploma or equivalent
  • An official transcript of your Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Sworn translations of diploma and transcript
  • Course description for unfinished courses
  • Personal statement/motivation letter (depending on programme)
  • Reference letter(s)
  • Overview of education/experience
  • English language certificate

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website.

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.

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