In these double degree programmes students acquire two master of science (MSc) diplomas in 2 years, issued by the examination board of each of the two participating programmes from the University of Twente.
PSTS Link is especialy attractive for students with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Public Administration, who are interested in philosophical reflection on their initial domain, but who would still like to continue with their studies in this domain.
In case of combining PSTS with Business Administration (BA), students use insights from the conceptual, empirical and/or normative analysis of the interaction between science, technology and society to reflect on the role and activities of business and management in innovation processes, as well as help improve the strategies used in those processes. Moreover, insights from Business Administration could enhance the practical orientation of philosophical and STS work focusing on innovation processes and their management. Overall, the PSTS-BA double degree graduate would be able to offer reflective, critical as well as practice-based contributions to the domain of management and change processes in high tech human touch (HTHT) contexts.
Curriculum double degree programme PSTS-Business Administration
In the case of combining PSTS with Public Administration (PA), students use insights from the conceptual, empirical and/or normative analysis of the interaction between science, technology and society to think through and design ways to manage and govern societal challenges related to science and technology. In addition, insights from the theories, models, empirical analyses and methods in the field of Public Administration could be used to translate philosophical and STS work into the practices of policy making, governance and management. Overall, the PSTS-PA graduate would be able to offer reflective, critical as well as practice-based contributions to the domain of policy-making, management and governance of the interactions between science, technology and societal challenges.
Curriculum double degree programme PSTS-Public Administration