Philosophy of Science Technology and Society
PHILOSOPHY AND TECHNOLOGY
Are you interested in learning how to critically analyse and assess the impact of scientific and technological developments on society? Then our Master’s programme in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS) may be just the programme for you.
ABOUT THE MASTER'S PROGRAMME
Ceciel, student of the Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society programme explains what the programme is all about.
FOCUS AND DISCIPLINES
PSTS is characterized by its empirical orientation. Rather than focusing only on philosophical tradition or aiming to understand technology in general, we analyse specific technologies and their impact on society. Questions you will explore in this Master’s programme include:
How are information and communication technologies affecting our privacy?
Can we anticipate the future implications of nanotechnology for society?
Are there ethical limits to the genetic modification of animals and human beings?
How do new technologies change our behaviour and our perceptions of the world?
RESEARCH AND PROFILES
In the second year of the programme you will have the opportunity to specialize by choosing one of three profiles. Each represents an important field of research in the domain of philosophy of technology:
WHY STUDY PSTS IN TWENTE?
The combination of philosophy and technology is the hallmark of our PSTS programme. This makes it an ideal choice for students of philosophy and the social sciences as well as for students with a technical background. PSTS also has a strong international orientation: many of our lecturers are from abroad and the programme attracts students from all over the world.
Į magistro studijų programas gali stoti visi, baigę universitetą arba besimokantys paskutiniame kurse. Studijos kurias baigei ar tebesimokai turi būti panašios krypties kaip ir tos, į kurias nori stoti, kadangi priėmimas yra paremtas ECTS kreditų suderinamumu.
- ECTS kreditų išrašas - jei dar nesi baigęs aukštosios mokyklos, būtina prisegti ECTS kreditų išrašą, kuriame būtų matyti, kokius dalykus tu mokeisi bei kokius pažymius ir kiek kreditų už juos gavai. Kai siunti anketą paskutiniame kurse, diplomą reikia prisegti vėliau, kai tik jį gausi.
- Bakalauro diplomas – jei jau esi baigęs aukštąją mokyklą, išrašo nereikia, užtenka prie anketos prisegti savo Bakalauro diplomą.
Anglų kalbos žinias gali patvirtinti vienu iš šių būdų:
- IELTS – 6.5
- TOEFL – 90
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in (Applied) Natural Science, Engineering Science, Social Science or Philosophy
Knowledge of the following topics: Academic skills
- Complete an academic skills test, submitted after your application form has been accepted.
In the PSTS Master’s programme you will learn to analyse and evaluate the impact of science and technology on society from a philosophical and multidisciplinary perspective. Academics and professionals who possess these skills are in high demand on today’s job market. As a PSTS graduate, you will be able to offer employers wide-ranging expertise, combining knowledge of the latest technological developments with the skills to philosophically and methodically reflect on these technologies.
JOBS AND COMPANIES
As a graduate with a professional profile, you will be a valuable asset to both the corporate world and the government sector. Our graduates find employment in the academic world, R&D, consultancy, policy organizations and commercial companies. As a PSTS professional, you will be ideally suited for a job in:
Policy-making / government (e.g. Cogem, Rathenau Institute)
The academic world (e.g. a PhD position)
Consultancy (e.g. Tauw: environmental and civil engineering; Technopolis: innovation)
Industry / business (e.g. food, textiles, oil, chemicals, machinery, automotive, IT, communication or journalism)
Research & Development (e.g. Tecnalia Research and Innovation, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands ECN)
If you are interested in pursuing a PhD, you may wish to consider applying for a place in one of the programmes at the Twente Graduate School: Ethics and Technology, Governance of Knowledge and Innovation (or go to the 4TU website), or Human-Centred Interaction Technologies. You might also consider one of the University of Twente’s other PhD programmes, or go on to pursue a doctorate at another university in the Netherlands or abroad.