24 months
Duration
14800 EUR/year
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About

As a student in Science Studies at Aarhus University you will learn to understand the social and philosophical implications of science, the forces driving technological change, and contemporary developments within research and public understanding of science. 

Overview

The MSc in Science Studies is open to students with a BSc degree in science and an interest in gaining a wider perspective on how the natural sciences have developed in their interaction with society and contemporary culture. The programme includes the following themes supplementing students’ basic studies in science: history and philosophy of science; science, technology and innovation; science and society; and science and communication.

As a student in science studies, you will learn to understand the social and philosophical implications of science, the forces driving technological change, and contemporary developments within research and public understanding of science. Knowledge of the development of science and the ability to analyse science in a cultural and societal context can be useful in many different situations. For example, graduates may choose to work with communicating science and its challenges and opportunities to the general public through the media. 

Their knowledge of the interaction between the natural sciences, technology and society can be applied in public administration, the business community and in many different organisations. With a BSc degree in science and the broad perspective provided by the MSc in Science Studies, graduates are well prepared to enter into multidisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in many different fields. The MSc programme also qualifies graduates for a research career in science studies.

Career

The MSc in Science Studies at Aarhus University is open to students with a BSc degree in science. It is of particular interest to science students who want to gain a wider perspective on how the natural sciences have developed in interaction with society and contemporary culture.

As a student in science studies, you will learn to understand the social and philosophical implications of science, the forces driving technological change, and contemporary developments within research and public understanding of science.

Knowledge of the development of science and the ability to analyze science in a cultural and societal context can be useful in many different situations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and philosophy of science
  • Science and society
  • Science and Technology
  • Science Communication

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The following Bachelor’s degrees qualify students for admission to the Master’s degree programme in Science studies:
  • A Bachelor of Science degree from a Danish university.
  • The following other degrees can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme in Science studies:
  • A Bachelor’s degree amounting to at least 60 ECTS credits in Science studies can qualify the student for admission.
  • Other qualifications can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme, provided the university assesses that their level, extent and content correspond to the degrees mentioned above.
  • Upon admission further requirements regarding composition of the degree programme may be stipulated.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14800 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Aarhus

6639 - 10051 DKK /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Aarhus University offers a limited number of scholarships to very talented students outside of Europe. To learn more about the options, please visit: kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/scholarships-and-grants/

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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