Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology Research
The Master of Science in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) is designed to train young academics to do research at the crossroads of three important spheres of modern culture: science, technology and the arts. It starts out from the assumption that these domains employ comparable key notions such as ‘progress’, ‘experiment’ and ‘creativity’. CAST is unique in combining these three domains into one comprehensive programme of study. The programme focuses on the 20th and 21st centuries, with explicit attention to the historical roots in the 17th – 19th centuries. The central tenet of CAST is that science (including the humanities and social sciences), technology (in its material forms and as a discipline) and the arts (both in elite and popular expressions) are such pervasive constituents of highly developed societies, that our modern culture can only be understood when these key roles are recognized and explicitly studied.
This two-year programme is taught in English.
Meet the Director of Studies
See what Prof. Wiebe Bijker, the Director of Studies of the MSc CAST, has to say about his programme.
Important information for all 2012/2013 applicants!
As of September 2012, all master’s programmes in the field of the humanities at Dutch universities are subject to so-called “broad master’s labels”. The background of this operation is that at this point in time, there are over 250 master’s programmes in the humanities field offered throughout the Netherlands. To make the range of master’s programmes in the humanities more structured and less confusing to prospective students, all Dutch universities have agreed to file their master’s under overarching labels.
The implementation of the broad master labels will not have any influence on the content of the programmes. It is, however, important to know which label applies to the master’s programme of your choice since this is the name that will appear in Studielink and My UM when you apply.
Moreover, the implementation of the labels will affect the diploma you receive upon graduation. Both the label and the programme name will appear on your diploma.
The master’s programme Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology is filed under the label Arts & Culture research (CROHO code 60829, track 1605).
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