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
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
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- Research, Responsibility and Uncertainty
- Science and Societal Interaction
- Science and Media
- Framing Knowledge
- Knowledge Society
- Science and Public Policy
- Methods of Societal Research
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
Radboud University will still consider EU/EEA applications until 1 July, but we may not be able to offer assistance with accommodation.
DisciplinesCommunication Sciences Sociology Natural Sciences View 32 other Masters in Natural Sciences in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
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International16500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 16500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased 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
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.