This two-year specialized Masterâs programme enables students to better understand the context, practice, methods and consequences of scientific knowledge and how to use these advances responsibly. Experts in the history of technology and science, as well as philosophy, culture and literature contribute the background and analytical skills that allow students to creatively and independently grapple with current forms of knowledge in historical and systematic perspective.
The programme emphasises theoretical and methodological skills, as well as work with sources in the fields of History of Technology, History of Science, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature and General History. Students are encouraged to study abroad for one semester within a framework of exchange.
The programme is taught in German and admits highly-qualified students with a university Bachelor's (or equivalent) degree either in the Humanities, Sciences or Engineering. The programme serves as an excellent preparation for students interested in pursuing further academic work and professional work in interdisciplinary fields. Exceptional students will have the opportunity to continue with a PhD.