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.
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- Philosophy of Technology
- Science and Technology Studies
- Philosophical Theories and Methods
- History Of Science And Technology
- Ethics and Technology
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Apply before , EEA/EU
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics General Engineering & Technology Artificial Intelligence View 56 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
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International12750 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12750 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
- Domestic part-time, € 1616
Living costs for Enschede
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.