Master´s Program „Science and Technology Studies“
(M.A. STS)

Science and Technology Studies (STS) is an interdisciplinary research field that explores the interactions between science, technology, and society. STS utilizes methods and insights from fields such as sociology, cultural anthropology, history, philosophy and the political sciences to address urgent questions such as:

  • How can we understand scientific and technological change?
  • How do science, technology and society influence and shape each other?
  • How are science, technology, and innovation linked to social norms and values?
  • Which inter- or transdisciplinary forms of knowledge production are necessary in order to address today’s urgent societal, technological and scientific challenges?
  • How do science and technology differ across regulatory, cultural, and policy contexts?

The Master’s program “Science and Technology Studies” (M.A. STS) at the Technical University of Munich is the first of its kind in Germany. It offers an academically excellent education for students interested in both the technical and social aspects of today’s highly technologized societies. The program is based on a research-guided teaching approach and benefits from the vibrant atmosphere at the Department of Science, Technology and Society (STS), one of the most prominent STS research institutions in Europe. Its innovative curriculum and interdisciplinary and diverse faculty ensure that students acquire the necessary skills to investigate and analyze urgent questions about the interplay of science, technology, and society from different (inter-) disciplinary perspectives.

Program Guide 2020-2021 (Download PDF)


Application January until May  (more information)
Contact studium.sts@sot.tum.de

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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
  • Admission Requirements • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree: B.A., B.Sc., STEM, Economics, Life Sciences, Medicine
    • Passing the aptitude assessment: (admission requirements)
  • Start of Course Winter semester
  • Application 01 January until 31 May, (more information)
  • Costs per Semester No tuition fee. Detailed information