M.Sc. On Campus

Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (Research)

Maastricht University

24 months
15800 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (Research) at Maastricht University programme provides a thorough 2-year training to address the questions of technology in society. The programme mobilizes theories, methods and insights from history, sociology, philosophy and qualitative social sciences. 


The Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (Research) at Maastricht University is an intense and highly reputed programme. The programme is designed to give you the best possible preparation for a professional research position.You will study in Maastricht - the home of a world-leading research group in this field - and abroad, in an international research internship. You will be an original researcher who combines the strengths of philosophy, sociology, art and history to raise novel questions and to find relevant answers.

During your master’s, you will therefore not only study theories from:

  • history
  • sociology
  • philosophy 
  • the arts and the qualitative social sciences

 but you will also follow a number of courses that specifically focus on research methods such as:

  • qualitative interviewing
  • conceptual analysis
  • archival research
  • ethnographic observations and rhetorical
  • narrative and discourse analysis

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Entering the field. The state of the art in studying the cultures of arts, science and technology 
  • Research colloquia STS and AMC 
  • The Rules of the Game. CAST Research Methods 
  • Changes in the Research System and training "Writing a Research Proposal"
  • Preparation Research Internship 
  • Researching the Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology 
  • Joint Research Project 
  • Research Internship 
  • Thesis seminar and research colloquia, master classes

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

Admission requirements:

  • Submit proof of a bachelor's or master's degree,
  • Submit your curriculum vitae, 
  • Write a letter of motivation,
  • Submit one or preferably two writing sample(s),
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English.

Besides the general requirements:

  • A recent passport picture
  • A copy of your valid passport or your EU/EEA identity card 
  • A copy of your most recent certified grades transcript and a copy of your certified diploma 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15800 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 Maastricht

700 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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