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Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt am Main

Science and Technology Studies | Economies, Governance, Life

Subjects: Science and Technology Studies,Science Studies,Technology Studies

M.A. | Master of Arts

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
363 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

Are you fascinated by how science and technology shape our daily lives? Do you enjoy delving into the debates surrounding expertise and knowledge? If you're seeking a master’s programme that prioritizes your research interests, consider our MA in “Science and Technology Studies” (STS). This programme, conducted in English, might be the perfect fit for you. STS is an interdisciplinary field that examines the interplay between science, technology, and society. It explores the connections between scientific expertise, technological advancements, economies, governance, and contemporary cultures. Our STS programme is rooted in the ethnographic social studies of science, technology, and society. It thrives on collaboration across cultural anthropology, sociology, and human geography. A key feature of our approach is the ethnographic focus at the heart of both student and faculty research. This programme is offered by Goethe University’s Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology. Join us to explore the dynamic relationships between science, technology, and society through a research-oriented lens.

Program Information

Study Location Frankfurt am Main
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 363 EUR
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A good knowledge of English is required (minimum of a B2 certification) You demonstrate that by submitting e.g.: - Certificate of a secondary school from an English-speaking country, OR - Bachelor’s Degree from a study program taught completely/mostly in English, OR - Five years of English lessons at school (the grade for English on the final certificate must be “satisfactory” or higher), OR - TOEFL test result of at least 87 (internet-based) or equivalent results from other officially recognized tests of English language capability, such as IELTS or the Cambridge Proficiency examination, OR - An equivalent certificate, pending decision by the Admissions committee Good working knowledge of German (B1) is recommended for daily communication at the university (no certification needed). However, for learning German in parallel to the MA STS programme you need to budget additional time. The MA STS programme does neither teach English or German, but the university routinely offers courses (with/without fees).

Qualification Requirements

The entrance qualification is a six-semester Bachelor’s Degree in either Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology, Human Geography or Sociology (180 ECTS Credit Points) or a similar degree in the same or related disciplines. Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree from other disciplines such as in the Humanities, Media Studies, Computer Science, Nursing, Public health, Environmental Management, Ecology, Physics, Law and others can only be admitted when their degree is considered equivalent to the above-mentioned degrees by the Admissions Committee (See below for the assessment of equivalence of degrees)

Document Requirements

If you are not already enrolled at Goethe University: Copy of your Secondary school certificate (e.g. ‘Abiturzeugnis’) Copy of the Bachelor’s degree certificate (incl. Diploma Supplement) If the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed: A transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study program and average grade Curriculum vitae (in tabular form) Proof of English language skills (level B2) Letter of motivation in English (400-600 words) APS certificate for applicants from India, Vietnam and PR of China (original)

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