Science-Technology-Society (Master)

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Understanding the complex relations between science, technology and society is a vital ability in today’s world. The master’s programme in Science – Technology – Society enables students to acquire comprehensive knowledge in this area.

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Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 906

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: English

special admission procedure


Study Programme

It equips students with the necessary competences to contribute to a critical understanding of the increasingly important relations between science, technology and society on the basis of empirical research. Key elements of the master’s programme are a) a strong orientation towards research, b) internationality in terms of teaching as well as with regard to students’ countries of origin, c) a clear social scientific approach with deliberate openness towards students’ different disciplinary backgrounds, and d) a focus on skills that are essential in today’s world of academia and other contexts of knowledge work.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (Beispiele):

  • Knowledge management
  • Grant writing
  • Project managemen
  • Technology cultures
  • Techno-science

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates of the master’s programme are qualified for a career at the interface between science, technology and society in a variety of different contexts. They are well-prepared for an academic career in the context of Austrian and international PhD programmes and have excellent job opportunities in research communication, national and international research funding organisations, research policy and research management, as well as companies and NGOs that work at the interface between science, technology and society.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates