24 months
12750 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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Are you fascinated by the role of science and technology in society? Are you eager to tackle complex, tech-related issues, such as privacy concerns surrounding coronavirus apps, or the use of artificial intelligence for identifying future criminals? Then the two-year Master’s in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS) from University of Twente (UT) is the right choice 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 PSTS Master’s at 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 in 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.

As a PSTS graduate, you can choose from many exciting career opportunities 

Many students see the PSTS degree as a good way of building on the knowledge and skills they gained in their Bachelor’s programme, with a view to pursuing a specific career path in that field. Others enter the PSTS programme simply because they are fascinated by what it offers. Whatever your motives or ambitions, you will be amazed by the diversity of exciting career opportunities that open up to you once you’ve obtained a Master’s degree in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society .

As a PSTS graduate, you will be valued on the job market for your ability to quickly grasp complex, sociotechnical challenges, to bring together different stakeholders and their perspectives, to put the finger on and sort out key controversies, and to point a reasonable way forward. You will be able to offer employers wide-ranging expertise, combining the capacity to explore 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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a Bachelor’s degree from a university or university of applied sciences (HBO) in (Applied) Natural Sciences or Engineering Science;
  • a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences;
  • a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy; 
  • any other discipline with an emphasis on science, technology or the social sciences and a focus on the application of technology. 
Please note: All applicants have to make an entry assignment as part of the admission procedure – you will receive instructions on writing an essay, which you must return within 10 days. Together with your other documents this essay will be assessed by the PSTS Admission Committee. After that, you will be informed whether or not you are admitted to the PSTS programme.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12750 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.
  • Domestic part-time, € 1616

Living costs for Enschede

650 - 920 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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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