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Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society is the premier Master's programme for learning how to critically analyse and assess the impact of scientific and technological developments on society.

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diplomaMSc Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd, deeltijd
numerus fixusnee
PSTS is characterized by its empirical orientation. Rather than focusing only on the philosophical tradition or aiming at understanding technology in general, we analyse specific technologies and their impact on society.
In the second year of the programme you will have the opportunity to choose one of the following profiles: Dynamics of Science, Technology & Society, Technology & the Human Being or Technology & Values. These represent important fields of research in the domain of the philosophy of technology.
The combination of philosophy and technology is the hallmark of the PSTS programme, making it an ideal choice for students of philosophy or the social sciences, and for students with a technical background. PSTS has a strong international orientation: many of our lecturers are from abroad and the programme attracts students from all over the world.
Knowledge of actual technological developments combined with the skills to philosophically and methodically reflect on those technologies equips PSTS graduates with wide-ranging expertise. Our graduates find employment in the academic world, R&D, consultancy, policy organizations and commercial companies or PhD.


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
25% theorie
25% praktijk
case study, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, internship, lecture, research project, oral presentation, self study, tutorial, working group
instruction modes
Lectures, interactive working groups, project groups and guided self-study.Written exams, essays, presentations, final individual research paper.
Both in full-time and part-time mode.

Students acquire knowledge and develop research skills that enable to reflect on technology and its social implications in a philosophically sophisticated way in an academic or professional career.
The programme prepares students for, among others, a PHD, academic and applied research institutions, consultancy and policy-making. Alumni are employed in organizations that investigate or reflect on, for example, safety, healthcare, traffic, the environment, and information technology.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 1523 (€762 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 12000
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12000

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 1523 (€762 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 12250
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12250


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 technical interventions in social systems.

De stad


58 studenten volgen deze opleiding
41% daarvan is vrouw
6 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
33% daarvan is vrouw
9921 studenten aan de University of Twente
35% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete
algemeen oordeel4.44.4
De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society aan de University of Twente is beoordeeld door 23 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.4 uit 5.

Na de studie

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