M.A. RESET

Master’s Program “Responsibility in Science, Engineering and Technology”
(M.A. RESET)

This M.A. program is funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria.

This M.A. program is funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria.

The Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) launched its new Master’s program “Responsibility in Science, Engineering and Technology” (M.A. RESET) in October 2017. Responsibility is a vital issue for contemporary highly technologized societies. The environmental sustainability of novel materials and means of energy production, questions of accountability related to autonomous vehicles, and the impact of digitization on democracy are just a few examples that illustrate a growing need to address questions of responsible research and innovation as well as corporate responsibility.

The RESET Master’s program teaches you how to communicate between disciplinary and institutional boundaries and to address societal responsibilities of the technosciences. Its innovative curriculum and interdisciplinary faculty convey the knowledge and tools necessary to understand and anticipate the consequences of established and emerging technologies, and to contribute to responsible research and innovation. The program addresses how we can negotiate, accept, and distribute responsibility for the technological challenges we are facing and deal with questions such as:

  • What do we mean by “responsibility” in the context of science and technology?
  • Who needs to be involved and which forms of knowledge production are necessary for the development of responsible decision-making practices?
  • Which social challenges do emerging technologies create?
  • How do notions of responsibility differ across cultural and policy contexts?
  • How can we collectively govern and shape science and technology to further social goals?
  • How can we democratize the governance of science and technology?

RESET offers a practice-oriented graduate education for students interested in both the technical and social aspects of responsibility in today’s highly technologized societies.

Program Guide 2019-2020 (Download PDF)

Wintersemester 2020/21

We are hoping that it will be possible to switch from online to on-campus courses again in the upcoming winter semester 2020/21. This depends on how the measures to help stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus develop over the next few months. A delayed start to the next winter semester is currently being discussed but no final decisions have been taken yet. Please check the following page regularly for updates.

M.A. RESET

Application01 January – 30 June
Contactreset@mcts.tum.de

Please note: changed application deadline due to the Coronavirus

Due to the Coronavirus we have extended our application deadline for the Master´s programs to 30 June 2020!

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At a glance

4
semesters, full time program
120
credit points
100%
English
  • Program Master in Responsibility in Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Degree Type Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Duration 4 semesters, full-time program
  • Language English
  • Admission Requirements • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree: B.A., B.Sc., STEM, Economics, Life Sciences, Medicine
    • Passing the aptitude assessment: more information
  • Start of Course Winter semester
  • Application 01 January - 31 May
  • Costs per Semester No tuition fee. Detailed information