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MScMolecular Sciences: Science in Society

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,500 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

More information

Expenses, accommodation, working etc.

ru.nl/..ucation/masters/science-in-society 

Overview

Science and technology have a profound influence on society, but the reverse is also true: society significantly shapes the ways in which science and technology evolve. However, experience shows that scientists on the one hand, and the general public, government, and businesses on the other aren’t always able to clearly understand one another. That is why experts with a background in science and an understanding of social processes are indispensable. This specialisation will equip you with the knowledge, tools, and skills to be a professional intermediary between science and society whilst getting a broader societal perspective.

Master’s in Science in Society: something for you? You will…

- Deepen your scientific knowledge from a social science perspective
- Connect scientific knowledge with divergent perspectives and interests of various stakeholders
- Work with students from various disciplines and backgrounds
- Research complex real-world issues

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Science in Society is taught at the Faculty of Science. It has a course load of 120 EC* (two years). The Master’s thesis, in the form of a graduation project, is 30 EC. The programme structure is presented here.

Career opportunities

The societal specialisation Science in Society equips you with the tools and skills to become a professional intermediary between science and society whilst providing you with a broader societal perspective that will be useful in a scientific career.

Master’s students who complete this specialisation develop careers in various fields:

- Intermediary organisations between science and society: policy, advisory bodies, interest groups, and governments
- Interdisciplinary research, connecting science and society
- Science communication: as a journalist, communication advisor, or information officer

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States