Technologies are at the core of current societies and continue to shape our lives. New technologies like robotics, genetic manipulation or brain implants are disrupting all domains of life: healthcare, industry, arts, food, architecture, politics, finance, mobility. How to think about these developments? How to judge them? What to do?
This programme provides a thorough 2-year training to address the questions of technology in society. The programme mobilizes theories, methods and insights from history, sociology, philosophy and qualitative social sciences.
You will study in Maastricht - the home of a world-leading research group in this field - and abroad, in an international research internship. You will be an original researcher who combines the strengths of philosophy, sociology, art and history to raise novel questions and to find relevant answers.
The Research Master was accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accrediation organisation and received an exceptional score of ‘good’.
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Inge is from the Netherlands and has a bachelor’s degree in Arts and Culture from Maastricht University. After finishing a pre-master’s programme to study History, she decided to take a gap year. During that year, she became interested in the research master programme in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology and she decided to apply. “I decided that I wanted to study at Maastricht University again because I’m a great believer in the Problem-Based Learning system. I was attracted to the content of this particular master’s programme because of the variety of disciplines and the freedom you have as a student to tailor it to your own interests. That is unique. I consciously chose a two-year research master because I simply love research, but also because it gives you more opportunities to discover where your interests lie. So far, it has been great. Our group is very international with many different backgrounds. It broadens your own perspective, too. After I graduate I want to work in research, but I am not sure yet in what capacity and what field. Time will tell!”
“This research master’s programme lets you tailor it to your own interests. In that way, you are shaping your own future.”
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“After my bachelor’s programme which was very broad, I was ready to specialise and really dive into learning skills.”
“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
CAST alumna Tessa Groen has been nominated by the Landelijke Studenten Vakbond and ScienceGuide for the Higher Education Thesis Award 2019.
Interview with Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences alumn Remco Beckers about his job as project coordinator and curator at Bureau Europa.
In the Elsevier ranking 2019 several FASoS bachelor's and master's programmes were ranked first in their category.
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