Under certain conditions PSTS students are allowed to take courses at a partner university abroad during the 2nd year in the PSTS programme. This possibility can be interesting if you would like to familiarize yourself with approaches and methods not (extensively) discussed in our programme, but still relevant to the PSTS domain. Interesting options are, for example, the MSc Techno-Anthropology at Aalborg University, Denmark, and the MA Science and Technology Studies of the Technische Universität München, Germany. Explore these and other universities' websites for courses that they offer. The UT's Study Abroad website features a database of the countries and universities with which PSTS has an exchange contract. It also explains how to organize your study abroad.

However: Replacing regular PSTS electives with one or more courses abroad is subject to formal approval of the PSTS Examination Board. You will have to motivate why the courses you plan to take elsewhere are relevant and how they will help you satisfy the final qualifications of the PSTS programme. Be aware that it is usually not allowed to replace all 2nd year PSTS electives with courses taken during a semester at another university. If so, part of the courses taken abroad will be additional to the PSTS programme. This means you may still need to complete some of the 2nd year PSTS courses. Since these cannot be taken in the period you are abroad, you will have study delay (possibly up to one year). 

This is something you need to consider when deciding whether you want to study abroad. If you feel the study abroad experience justifies this study delay plus the extra effort, then start exploring the opportunities early on. Also contact the PSTS study adviser to discuss options.