SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY STUDIES
Master’s degree: Science and Technology Studies
Important: The master’s degree in Science Technology and Society Studies
A new curriculum is introduced for the Master’s programme Science, Technology and Society Studies starting 1st of October 2019.
Students who started the Master’s programme before the winter semester of 2019/20 are entitled to complete their programme in accordance with the previous regulations. The regular duration of study of 4 semesters plus two extra semesters are granted with a deadline no later than the 30th of October 2022.
Master programme Science, Technology and Society Studies
The master’s programme Science, Technology and Society Studies at Klagenfurt University is compromised of 120 ECTS. It’s interdisciplinary and it’s based primarily on theories and methods of the social sciences. The core view of this study programme is that scientific and technical innovations are needed to tackle societal challenges, which contribute to general and individual welfare and are therefore sustainable and feasible. Students are prepared for activities in different institutional contexts and organizations. They acquire a sound knowledge of the production, regulation and use of new fields and applications of research and innovation as well as the ability to understand related public controversies and to take these into account for decision-making processes on varying levels of contemporary democratic societies.
Level of qualification: Master’s degree programme
Degree: Master of Arts (MA)
Special admission procedure: No
Language of instruction: German (C1), English
Extension Curriculum Science and Technology Research
Together with the Institute for Science Communication and Higher Education Research, the Institute of Science and Technology Studies offers the extension curriculum Science and Technology Research for bachelor students. It is based on two courses that provide an overview of topics, approaches and theories of science and technology research. The aim of these courses is to provide students with a sound insight into the theoretical and thematic foundations of science and technology research. These courses are called:
- Science, Technology and Society (I & II)
In addition, students choose two of the following four specializations, adding up to 16 ECTS in total:
- Politics, Research and Innovation
- Culture and Communication Science and Technology
- Theories and Ethics of Science and Technology
- Gender and Diversity in Science and Technology
Dissertations / Habilitations
Colloquia are offered for PhD and post-graduate students on a regular basis, during which they can present their own research, as well as discuss about their progress and rehearse for their final presentation.