Teaching

classroomMembers of the the MUSTS research programme are involved in teaching in a number of different teaching programmes at Maastricht University, both within and beyond the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

On the BA level, several courses within the Arts and Culture programme (and its Dutch-language counterpart, Cultuurwetenschappen) introduce students to approaches in science, technology & society studies. Additionally, MUSTS members are also involved in teaching courses in the European Studies programme. Outside of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, MUSTS members also teach courses about societal dimensions of science and technology, in programmes such as University College Maastricht and the Maastricht Science Programme.

On the MA level, the two-year research master programme Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST, directed by MUSTS programme leader Harro van Lente) is dedicated to understanding how science, arts and technology contribute to modern culture. CAST students receive a strong foundation in doing research in the field of science, technology & society studies and are involved in activities of the MUSTS research programme, such as the monthly colloquium series. Additionally, the one-year European Studies on Society, Science and Technology (ESST) is a joint programme offered in collaboration with 15 universities in 11 European countries, devoted to the study of science and technology in society, in both historical and contemporary perspectives. Several other MA programmes at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences also include STS perspectives.

PhD candidates within the MUSTS programme are enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University and usually follow the training programme of the Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC). You can find further information about ongoing PhD projects under the Research heading.