Programme Structure

Right for you?

The Master’s programme Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society is for all Dutch and international students with:

  • a Bachelor’s degree from a university or university of applied sciences (Dutch ‘hbo’) in (Applied) Natural Sciences or Engineering Science;
  • a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences;
  • a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy;
  • any other discipline with an emphasis on science, technology or the social sciences and a focus on the application of technology. 


The PSTS programme is designed for students with technical and social science backgrounds. This combination of backgrounds is a distinct advantage, as the programme aims to teach you to apply multidisciplinary views and methods to technological artefacts and structures. You will not only learn from your lecturers, but also from your fellow students. 

PSTS has a strong international orientation: many of our lecturers are from abroad and the programme attracts students from all over the world. Students with different academic and cultural backgrounds bring new perspectives to the discussion and can shed a different light on the influence of technology and science on society. 

The programme will introduce you to relevant philosophical theories and methods, the philosophy of technology and the multidisciplinary field of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies. You will begin to acquire your new expertise in the TechnoLab. This is a unique feature of the PSTS approach. It will enable you to apply your own knowledge and learn from your fellow students while working together on a project. 

Minor Philosophy

Are you interested in philosophy? Do you want to know whether this Master's programme is right for you? Then you can sign up the minor Philosophy and Governance of Science and Technology


Three students with different academic and cultural backgrounds explain why they chose our Master's programme in PSTS, and how the programme has expanded their knowledge and skills. Watch the video clip or read their student testimonials.

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