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Science and Technology Studies: Economies, Governance, Life (Master of Arts)
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|Course content and focus areas||
The MA program is research-oriented. It equips students with state-of-the-art research methods and conceptual tools that enable them to conduct original fieldwork projects.
Students learn to understand not only the scope of empirical research but also the political, theoretical, epistemological and ethical implications of fieldwork. They are introduced to a range of research options and will learn to make informed choices about research strategies and fieldwork settings. In addition to the teaching staff of the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, human geographers and sociologists will contribute course teaching.
Graduates are trained for employment in organizations, government institutions, tertiary education, corporate settings and academic research, working in fields such as Research & Development, consultancy, policy-making, technology assessment, usability research, knowledge management, media, public relations and transnational governance. Graduates from the MA program may also embark on a Ph.D. project to further develop their academic career.
In the first and second semester, the basic module “Theoretical Intersections” introduces students from all academic backgrounds to the concept of STS and its contemporary debates. In the course of the program, students broaden their studies in STS by choosing two out of three optional modules on the topics of Technologies of Governance, Markets, and Cultures or Economies of Life. The Research Curriculum is a series of four modules that span the duration of the MA Program, offering a unique program of course work, independent research, and supervision that enables students to develop their research skills. It will be taught alongside the Theoretical Intersections and the thematic modules and guides students in the research-oriented learning process towards the Master’s thesis.
|Degree||Master of Arts in Science and Technology Studies: Economies, Governance, Life|
|Duration||The standard length of study for the Master of Arts is 4 semesters.|
|Languages of instruction||English|
|Start of the programme||The programme starts at the beginning of the winter semester.|
|Student advisory service||
Kathrin Eitel, M.A.
Provisional admission is possible on the basis of a current certificate or transcript of records. At least 80% of the credit points in the B.A. (usually 144 CP) must have been obtained and must be calculated into a provisional average grade, upon which admission will be based. An office authorised to award grades or issue certificates must issue this provisional certificate. Provisional admission is valid for one semester. If the Bachelor’s degree certificate is not submitted by the end of the first semester, provisional admission will be withdrawn.
|Mode of admission||
Admission is not restricted, but subject to the aptitude test. Applicants will be directly admitted if the admission requirements are met in full.
|Documents to be submitted||
|Deadline for applications||01.04. - 15.06.|
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