Master (2 years) of Science Studies, 120 ECTSMathematics, natural- and computer science
|Institution||Aarhus University (AU)|
|Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH)||6750 EUR|
|Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH)||0 EUR|
DescriptionScience and technology form part of our day-to-day lives, wherever we are. We constantly have to make decisions that draw on scientific and technological knowledge.
The MSc in Science Studies provides you with insight into how scientific discoveries and knowledge have affected our lives and our societies. You will learn to place scientific knowledge within historical, philosophical and social perspectives. You will also gain a multi-faceted perspective on the many challenges and opportunities that science provides.
Science, Culture and SocietyThe MSc in Science Studies is open to students with a science bachelor’s degree who are seeking a wider perspective on how the natural sciences have developed in their interaction with society and contemporary culture. The programme includes the following themes building on the bachelor’s science background – history and philosophy of science; science, technology and innovation; science and society; and science and communication.
Students in the programme will learn to understand the social and philosophical implications of science, the forces that drive technological change, and contemporary developments within research and within the public understanding of science. Knowledge of the development of science and the ability to analyse science in a cultural and societal context can be useful in many different situations. Graduates may seek to be communicators, presenting the challenges and opportunities that science represents through the media. This knowledge of the interaction between natural sciences, technology and society is relevant in public administration, in business and industry, and in many kinds of organisation.
Careers Science Studies
graduates will have a sound understanding of the social and philosophical
implications of science, the forces that drive
change, and contemporary developments within research and the public
understanding of science. So equipped,
seek a career communicating science and its challenges and opportunities to the
general public through the media. They can also use knowledge of the interaction
between the natural sciences, technology and society in public administration,
business and industry, and in many different organisations.
Previous graduates are working as project managers and communication officers in private companies and public organisations, civil servants in public administration, teachers in the Danish high schools, and science writers and editors.
AdmissionTo find out more about admission to the MSc in Science Studies please visit the programme’s website.
In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
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TuitionPlease read more about tuition fee here → http://kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/tuitionfees/
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