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MSc Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology Research


Course Description

At first sight, the arts and sciences appear to be worlds apart. While sciences draw on strict procedures, the arts seem to be exempted from such rules. Yet both practices are governed by conventions - such as a consistent focus on innovation - that help to explain their cultural impact.

Moreover, the arts, science and technology mix and mingle in interesting ways. The arts provide scientists with metaphors to describe their work. The sciences are objects of cultural critique in the arts. The arts continuously incorporate new technologies. And both the arts and sciences “imagine” our culture’s future. That is why it is so important to study the contributions of the arts, science and technology to modern culture. And it is why we study all of these in one programme. CAST has roots in the internationally known field of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and is at the same time uniquely embedded in empirical cultural research.

Perfect preparation for a research position

The Research Master in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology is a selective, intense, and highly reputed programme. The programme is designed to give you the best possible preparation for a professional research position. During your master’s, you will therefore not only study theories from history, sociology, philosophy, the arts and the qualitative social sciences, but you will also follow a number of courses that specifically focus on research methods such as qualitative interviewing, conceptual analysis, archival research, ethnographic observations and rhetorical, narrative and discourse analysis. Most importantly, you will actually learn to work with these methods by writing review papers, research papers and proposals. You will work closely with faculty research staff on their projects and gain a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at how academic research is actually done.

Visit the MSc Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology Research page on the Maastricht University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

relevant bachelor's degree in the humanities or social sciences; all basic computer and word processing skills; non-native speakers or applicants who have their undergraduate degree in a language other than English must have one of the following language qualifications: IELTS with a minimum score of 7.0 (minimum writing score 6.5), TOEFL with a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based),100 (internet-based) and minimum writing score 25, Cambridge Proficiency Certificate (grade A, B, C), Cambridge Advanced Certificate (grade A, B,+)

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