Intensive, interdisciplinary research training
Science, technology and the arts surround us everywhere. Only if we recognise and study their interrelated roles, can we truly understand the foundations and dynamics of modern societies.
Unique Selling Points
- you will become an outstanding interdisciplinary researcher
- receives great reviews from the NVAO accreditation committee. It is labelled as ‘excellent’ and gets the highest possible scores
- is the best programme in its field in the Netherlands (according to the Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs 2012)
- 80 % 0f the CAST students find a job within 6 months of their graduation.
The Master of Science in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) combines the humanities and qualitative social sciences in an intensive research teaching programme. Working both in multidisciplinary teams and independently, you will learn to employ ethnographic and historical methods, conceptual analysis, rhetorical and narrative analysis, theories of metaphor, and phenomenology to carry out research.
The central tenet of the programme is that modern society can be understood only when the interconnecting and reciprocal cultural roles of 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 recognised and studied explicitly. We need to study science, technology, and the arts to understand their impact on culture, and indeed, to understand how the cultural dynamic impacts these spheres in return. This research teaching programme will give you the tools to lay the groundwork for this understanding.