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Science and Technology Studies: Economies, Governance, Life (Master of Arts)
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|Course content and focus areas||
This English-language MA program offers students foundational knowledge in the international research program called “Science and Technology Studies”, an interdisciplinary endeavor addressing scientific expertise, technologies and economic developments as factors shaping contemporary societies. Designed to give students the opportunity to understand science and technology as social practice and as powerful economic, political, and cultural forces, the MA program draws connections across disciplinary boundaries, linking cultural anthropology with sociology and human geography. Exemplary fields of that students can specialize in will be global economies, the development of digital technologies, infrastructures and governance, and the ways in which advancements in the biosciences change human-environment relations and the notions of what is considered human.
The MA program is strongly research-oriented. It equips students with state-of-the-art research methods and conceptual tools that enable them to conduct original fieldwork projects.
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 can then broaden and intensify their studies in STS by choosing two out of the three optional modules on the topics of Technologies of Governance, Markets and Cultures or Economies of Life.
|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 (no admission quota (Numerus Clausus)). Students will be directly admitted if the admission requirements are met in full.
|Documents to be submitted||
|Deadline for applications||15.06.|
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