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Science Studies

Master (2 years) of Science Studies, 120 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6750 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website http://kandidat.au.dk/en/sciencestudies/

Description

Science 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 science works and 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.

Career Opportunities    

Science 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 science works and 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.

About the Degree

The 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.

The Centre for Science Studies has excellent study facilities, including the new shared library for science studies and many natural science programmes. It is notable particularly for its extensive collection of books and journals in the science studies field. The centre is small, which means that students work in close collaboration with the academic staff, and it has gained a reputation for a lively social life.

Admission  

To 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. 
Read about the language requirements of Aarhus University

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →
 http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

Tuition

Please read more about tuition fee here → http://kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/tuitionfees/

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at → http://en.ufm.dk/.

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System



EU/EEA/Swiss

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

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