Master STS

Relations and interactions between science, technology and society

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is a unique Master’s Program that puts the relations and interactions between science, technology, and society front and center.
From bio-technology to energy transitions, from automated mobility to data security – the big challenges society is facing today are inseparably scientific, technical and social.
In today’s highly technologized societies, STS tackles questions such as:

  • How can we understand scientific and technological change?
  • How do science, technology and society influence and shape each other?
  • Which inter- or transdisciplinary forms of knowledge production are necessary?
  • How do science and technology differ across regulatory, cultural, and policy contexts?

Impact of your studies

STS offers a research oriented graduate education for students interested in both the technical and social aspects of today’s highly technologized societies. Students will gain in-depth exposure to interdisciplinary approaches to urgent questions about the ever-changing interplay between science, technology, and society.

As a full time study program, STS offers empirical research methods and analytical skills to study the conditions and consequences of contemporary science and technology. In addition, the STS Master program offers specializations in the Philosophy of Science and Technology or the History of Science and Technology.

STS graduates will be able to work in a range of fields, including academic research (such as a PhD), as well as careers in science and technology management, science communication and journalism, and in science funding and policy. STS is one of two Master’s programs offered by the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) at Technical University of Munich.


Application01 January until 31 May  (more information)

Program Guide 2018-2019

At a glance

semesters, full time
credit points
  • Program Master in Science and Technology Studies
  • Degree Type Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Duration 4 semesters, full-time
  • Language English
  • Audience Bachelors or Masters degree in the humanities, social sciences, life sciences, medicine or a MINT-subject