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 14 participating universities across Europe, you have the opportunity to initiate your studies at one university and then follow a specialization and write your thesis at another.

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

Your current choice of specialization 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

Aalborg, Denmark
Innovation Systems, Social and Ecological Change

Klagenfurt, Austria
Governance, Innovation and Sustainability

Lisbon, Portugal
Water Management and Water Uses

Louvain-la-Neuve, 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

Torun, Polen
The Theory and Practice of Risk Society

Strasbourg, France
Environmental Sciences & Management Practices in the Anthropocene

Trento, Italy
Science and Environment in Society; Science and Environmental Communication