European Master’s Programme on Society, Science and Technology

Are you interested in contemporary relations of science, innovation and society? Are you intrigued by the politics of technology? Do you want to develop the critical and generic skills required to tackle some of the most pressing issues currently engaging governments, businesses and social movements? Then the European Master’s Programme on Society, Science and Technology (ESST) might be just what you’re looking for. An interdisciplinary approach is at the heart of the ESST Programme enabling you to creatively draw upon and combine resources from different disciplines. With 13 participating universities across Europe you have the opportunity to initiate your studies at one university and then follow a specialisation and write your thesis at another.

You can read the curriculum of the first semester in Athens, Copenhagen, Klagenfurt, Maastricht, Madrid, Oslo or Strasbourg. For the second semester you must choose a specialisation course in connection with which you complete your Master’s thesis.

Your current choice of specialisation courses is the following:

Athens, Greece
- Philosophy and History of Science and Technology
- Technology and Sustainability: North-South Comparison
- Enabling and Disabling Dimensions of Technological Change
- Law, Science and Technology

Copenhagen, Denmark
- Navigating Complexity: Representation, Objectivity and the Digital

Klagenfurt, Austria
- Governance, Innovation and Sustainability

Lisbon, Portugal
- Water Management and Water Uses

Louvain, Belgium
- Ethical and Philosophical Stakes of the Sciences in Societies

Lund, Sweden
- Sustainability Transitions and the Geography of Innovation

Maastricht, The Netherlands
- Science and Public Policy

Madrid, Spain
- Economics and Management of Innovation

Namur, Belgium
- Historical, Philosophical, Ethical and Governance Aspects of ICT
- Attention Economy and Grey Ecology
- Sociological and Organizational Aspects of ICT

Oslo, Norway
- Science and Technology in Politics and Society
- Innovation and Global Challenges

Tallinn, Estonia
- Innovation Policy and Small States

Strasbourg, France
- The Politics of Knowledge: Assessing and Communicating Risk