Be it digitalisation, energy transition, medicine or bioeconomy, scientific and technological innovations are closely linked to societal developments. In this Master’s programme, you will learn to see the interactions between science, technology and other societal areas, such as economics, politics, and media from new perspectives. You will acquire the skill of identifying and assessing, in a differentiated manner, the social conditions and effects of scientific and technological innovations. You will be able to recognise ‘hype’ surrounding new technologies or scientific breakthroughs, and intervene and arbitrate in public debates on the risks, ethical controversy or social desirability of innovations.
The Master’s programme, which runs for four semesters, is interdisciplinary in its approach and draws on theories and methods from social and cultural studies. Enrolled students will develop knowledge of the fundamental importance of science and technology to modern societies. The programme will prepare you for challenging jobs, in areas such as research and technology funding, political and corporate consultancy, EU and international administration, media, public relations, cultural organisations, technology assessment, and university and non-university research.
Understanding the social dynamics of knowledge and technology, shaping the future in a sustainable manner.