24 months
12250 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Are you fascinated by the role of science and technology in society?  Then the Master’s programme in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society offered by University of Twente (UT) may be just the programme for you.

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How do neurotechnologies affect our view of human identity and free will? How far can we go with climate engineering, and who should decide? How are algorithms shaping the choices we make every day, and is that what we want? 

The programme in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society offered by University of Twente (UT)   is all about tackling tough questions like these. An academic programme unlike any other in the world, this degree is open to students with a background in engineering as well as philosophy or social sciences: whatever your Bachelor’s, PSTS will equip you with the competencies to examine, evaluate and improve the interactions between technology and society.


In the PSTS Master’s programme you will learn to analyse and evaluate the impact of science and technology on society from a philosophical and multidisciplinary perspective.

Academics and professionals who possess these skills are in high demand on today’s job market. As a PSTS graduate, you will be able to offer employers wide-ranging expertise, combining knowledge of the latest technological developments with the skills to philosophically and methodically reflect on these technologies. 


This programme hold NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Philosophical Theories and Methods
  • Technolab
  • History Of Science And Technology
  • Ethics and Technology

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.

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

Required knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in Advanced Technology, Aerospace Engineering, Applied Earth Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Applied Psychology, Architecture and Construction Engineering, Architecture, Urbanism & Building Sciences, Bedrijfskunde, Bestuurskunde/Overheidsmanagement, Biologie en Medisch Laboratoriumonderzoek, Biology & Medical Laboratory Research, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Technology, Bouwkunde, Bouwtechnische Bedrijfskunde, Business Information Technology,
Prospective students should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in:
  • - (Applied) Natural Sciences, Engineering Science,
  • - Social Science,
  • - Philosophy,

Or: Any other discipline, with an emphasis on the exactnatural sciences, or social sciences or technology and a focus on the application of technology in a particular professional area or on technical interventions in social systems.

  • Good writing skills / Computer skills.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 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.


  • EU/EA:€ 1.523
  • Non EU/EA: € 12.250


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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