Application for admission in TUMonline
You can find general information regarding the application process and a list of the necessary documents here.
The template for the list of best credits (analysis of curricula) and the form for proof of successful participation in a module in the field of social-scientific methodology can be downloaded from the application portal.
Submission of documents by the end of the application deadline.
Essay questions for the application period 01 January – 31 May 2023 (for admission in the winter semester 23/24)
Please write an essay on one of the following topics (1-3 A4 pages (excluding references), Arial 11, line spacing 1.5; Harvard system of referencing):
The question of „growth“ is inseparable from attempts to address a wide range of environmental issues, from habitat and biodiversity loss, to plastic waste, to climate change. While many policy makers argue that environmental regulations must not hamper economic growth, and thus view growth and environmental protection as a balancing act, others advocate for „green growth“ – the idea that, via technological innovations, environmental solutions can in themselves be sources of growth. What issues of responsibility does „green growth“ raise at the intersections of science, technology, and society? Formulate a specific policy-oriented question(s) that addresses one or some of these issues. Briefly outline an approach you might take (methods, data, theoretical framework) to explore this question(s). What policy-relevant insights do you think might result from such a study?
In 2013, after decades of advocacy and the development of evidence-based policies, Uruguay became the first country to legalize cannabis. Since then, other countries have adopted this reform and developed a regulated, revenue-generating market, while trying to prioritize public health and youth protection. What issues of responsibility does cannabis legalization raise at the intersections of science, technology, and society? Formulate a specific policy-oriented question(s) that addresses one or some of these issues. Briefly outline an approach you might take (methods, data, theoretical framework) to explore this question(s). What policy-relevant insights do you think might result from such a study?
The essay is assessed according to the criteria a) spelling and grammar, b) identifying, describing and reflecting upon complex interrelations between technology, science and society by using specific examples, c) formulating relevant issues and questions, d) outlining an appropriate research idea
Please note that your essay and letter of motivation has to be your own unaided work, and that all direct or indirect sources used are acknowledged as references. Your work can be examined for the use of unauthorized aid and in order to determine whether your work as a whole or parts of it may be deemed as plagiarism. Any attempt of deception/plagiarism will be penalized.
Letter of Motivation
A written statement (1-2 A4 pages) of the reasons for choosing the RESET 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 RESET program.
Detailed information concerning the eligibility requirements, the necessary documents and the aptitude assessment procedure can be found in the Examination and Academic Regulations for the Master’s Program “Responsibility in Science, Engineering and Technology”. Only the German version of the regulations is legally binding.
Direct admission, direct rejection or interview depending on the number of points you have acquired.