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Master programme Science – Technology – Society (E)

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The aim of the degree programme in Science – Technology – Society is to teach an understanding of the complex and multi-layered interaction processes between science, technology and society. Students will acquire the following skills: ability to explore complex problem interactions by means of mainly qualitative social sciences methods, analytical thinking, context-conscious presentation of scientific findings, ability to work out problem resolutions in communication-oriented, political and administrative and organisational fields, to work both autonomously and in interdisciplinary teams and the ability to carry out inter- and transdisciplinary analyses and communication. The medium of instruction is English.

Higher education institution:
Universität Wien
Group of fields of study:
Social and Economic Sciences
Degree programme:
Science – Technology – Society (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2011/12, Stk. 34 (Nr. 214), i.d.F. MBl. 2013/14, Stk. 32 (Nr. 170.1), MBl. 2015/16, Stk. 18 (Nr. 131.2)

Additional information

sozial- und wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Studium

Definition of the field of studies

Science – Technology – Society is a new discipline which links science, society and technology and analyses the interaction of these disciplines. Effects of technological progress on the society are analysed scientifically.


The degree programme consists of several compulsory modules and elective modules. The first compulsory module consists of basics and central questions and theoretical and methodological approaches in scientific and technological research. Other compulsory modules are academic working and knowledge management of research questions and project management. Students have to choose two of the three elective modules. These are: Knowledge cultures, (Techno)science and Society Communicating and Interacting, and Politics of Knowledge and its Institutional Dimensions. They can choose another elective module freely. Students have to write a master’s thesis. The master’s programme concludes with a master’s examination.

Entrance examinations

Admission procedure

Supplementary examinations