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Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society


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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.




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 14,000

€ 14,000


Application requirements

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,
- Philosophy,

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

Language requirements

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!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
€ 14,000
€ 14,000
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)

Holland Scholarship

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)

Kipaji Scholarship

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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Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede

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