M.A. STS

How to Apply

First step

Application for admission in TUMonline
You can find general information regarding the application process and a list of the necessary documents here.

Second step

Submission of documents by the end of the application deadline i.e. May 31st 2019 (at the latest).

Essay questions for the application period for the WS 2019/20

Please write an essay on one of the following topics (no more than three A4 pages, Arial 11, line spacing 1.5):

Question 1
New genome editing techniques such as the CRISPR/Cas9 system are heralded as new revolutionary tools in biomedicine and agriculture. At the same time social, political and ethical concerns have been raised in relation to these new technological possibilities. Which questions does this development raise at the intersection of science, technology, and society? How would you turn this into a research question?

Question 2
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently transforming work practices in a range of sectors of employment. Which questions does this development raise at the intersection of science, technology, and society? How would you turn this into a research question?”

Letter of Motivation

A written statement (no more than two A4 pages) of the reasons for choosing the STS program at the Technical University of Munich in which the candidate explains the specific abilities and interests that make him/her particularly qualified for the program. This statement is assessed according to the criteria a) language, b) demonstration of eligibility and motivation e.g. through program-related extracurricular activities, vocational training, internships or stays abroad, c) link between personal interests and the STS program.

 

Detailed information concerning the eligibility requirements, the necessary documents and the assessment procedure can be found in the Examination and Academic Regulations for the Master’s Program Science and Technology Studies. Only the German version of the regulations is legally binding.

Third step

If you are invited to an assessment interview, you are welcome to inform us about your preferred date for an interview. Please note that all interviews are held in English.

Important Information for Non-European Applicants:
Our experience has shown that it might take a very long time to get a visa.
As you can only request your visa once you are admitted to our Master’s program, we strongly recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.