• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The Master of Science in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society offered by the University of Twente (UT) is for anyone who is interested in philosophy and the role of technology in a broader social context. The PSTS programme is designed for students with technical, philosophical and social science backgrounds.


The Master of Science in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society offered by the University of Twente (UT) is characterized by its empirical orientation. Rather than focusing only on philosophical tradition or aiming to understand technology in general, we analyse specific technologies and their impact on society.

In the second year of the programme you will have the opportunity to specialize by choosing one of three profiles. Each represents an important field of research in the domain of philosophy of technology:

  • Technology and the Human Being
  • Technology and Values
  • Dynamics of Science, Technology and Society

As a PSTS graduate you will be equipped with comprehensive knowledge of current technological developments and the skills to philosophically and methodically reflect on the underlying technologies. Our graduates find employment in the academic world, R&D, consultancy, policy organizations and commercial companies. Many opt for a career in research, going on to pursue a PhD


This programme hold NVAO accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Philosophical Theories and Methods
  • Technolab
  • Ethics and Technology
  • Philosophical Anthropology and Technology
  • Society, Politics and Technology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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Academic Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in (Applied) Natural Science, Engineering Science, Social Science or Philosophy
  • Knowledge of the following topics: Academic skills
  • Copy of diploma
  • Transcript of records
  • Complete an academic skills test, submitted after your application form has been accepted
  • Sufficient mastery of the English language.
  • A letter of motivation in which you describe your expectations of the programme and your further career (max. 2 pages).
  • Letter of motivation (max. 2 pages)
  • Resume (Europass)

                Tuition Fee

                • International Applies to you

                  14250 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 14250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                • EU/EEA Applies to you

                  2060 EUR/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                Living costs for Enschede

                • 650 - 920 EUR/month
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