Are you inquisitive, curious and open-minded? Are you interested in how science, arts and technology contribute to modern culture? And would you like to pursue an academic career in this challenging field? Then you should consider getting a research master’s in Cultures of Art, Science and Technology (CAST). This one-of-a-kind programme examines the different ways in which the seemingly separate and contrasting fields converge: the sciences are object of cultural critique in the arts, the arts continuously incorporate new technologies and both the sciences and the arts ‘imagine’ our culture’s future. The programme combines the study of relevant theories from history, sociology, philosophy and qualitative social sciences with training in the application of different scientific methods such as archival research, discourse analysis and ethnographic observation. This ensures that you will gain all the experience you need to find work as an interdisciplinary researcher at a university or knowledge institute.
The Research Master was accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accrediation organisation and received an exceptional score of ‘good’.
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Grant is from the United States of America and chose to come to Maastricht University for the Research Master’s programme Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology. “I’m very interdisciplinary with a lot of different interests. I’m also a musician so I really try and explore different ways of seeing things. At FASoS students are encouraged to do that. I tend to get too engrained in my studies and what I like about Maastricht is that when you go outside, there is this really bustling exciting life happening all around you. With so many things within walking distance, I can easily break up my normal routine. Ultimately I would like to be a professor at a university or even a dean or president, since universities are such valuable centres of learning and research, shaping our political ideals.”
“I really try to explore different ways of seeing things and this research master enables me to widen my horizons.”
The programme showed me what it means to actually be a researcher
The programme teaches you how to formulate a question and choose the appropriate method and material to answer the question
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