Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society
Any part of our lives relies on technology, and any major institution is increasingly dependent on technology, too. There is an ever-growing demand for experts who understand the complex interplay between science, technology, and society. In the Master’s in Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society at the University of Twente you will learn how to help policymakers and businesses reflect critically on the role of science and technology in society.
In this two-year, English-taught Master’s you will take a distinct philosophical approach to analyse the benefits and dangers of modern technologies and examine how companies and governments can implement relevant digital solutions. You will address complex political-administrative and societal challenges and learn to resolve multiple – and often highly conflicting – stakeholders’ interests.
Completing this Master’s opens various career doors to you: you can become a government consultant, a concept developer, or an innovation adviser at an independent research institution, and a business developer at an insurance company, among others.
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Master of Science
The European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) is a student-centred system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme of study. Its aim is to facilitate the recognition of study periods undertaken by mobile students through the transfer of credits. The ECTS is based on the principle that 60 credits are equivalent to the workload of full-time student during one academic year.
No Numerus Fixus
Without numerus fixus.
Tuition fee 2023/2024
The EU/EEA rate is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
The non-EU/EEA rate is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
The institutional rate is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
Sufficient proficiency in English. Minimal IELTS: 6.5, minimal TOEFL iBT: 90.
Good writing skills / Computer skills.
We ask students to complete an academic skills test. Students will receive the test after handing in their online application form.
Prospective students should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in:
- (Applied) Natural Sciences, Engineering Science,
- Social Science,
Or: Any other discipline, with an emphasis on the exactnatural sciences, or social sciences or technology and a focus on the application of technology in a particular professional area or on tech
- IELTS listening
- IELTS reading
- IELTS writing
- IELTS speaking
- IELTS overall band
- TOEFL internet based
- TOEFL paper based
- Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
Check when you can start and what you have to pay!
|Start date||App. deadline EU/EEA||App. deadline Non-EU/EEA|
|1 Sep '23||1 Jul '23||1 May '23|
|1 Sep '24||1 Jul '24||1 May '24|
|1 Sep '25||1 Jul '25||1 May '25|
You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.
John Monash Scholarships
UAF: Foundation for Refugee Students
University of Twente Scholarship (UTS)
The Holland Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.
GI Bill Scholarship (U.S. Veteran Affairs)
Liberation Scholarship Programme
Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (U.S.A. Veteran Affairs)
DUO Tuition and Course Grant
Erasmus+ Master Loan Scheme
Erasmus+ Exchange (Australia)
Fondo para el Desarrollo de Recursos Humanos (FIDERH)
New Holland Scholarship Australia
Mahmoud S. Rabbani Scholarship
K.C. Mahindra Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies Abroad
The Qalaa Holdings Scholarship Foundation
The National Postgraduate Scholarship Programme - Oman
Colfuturo Loan Programme powered by University of Twente
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