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Research Master in Cultures of Arts, Science and Technology (Label: Kunst- & cultuurwetenschappen research)

Maastricht University

Master Postgraduate Maastricht

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary This Research Master trains academics in the interrelated domains of modern culture, science, technology, & the arts. This is a two-year, full time, English-language programme.
Course description Are you inquisitive, curious and open-minded? Are you interested in how science, arts and technology contribute to modern culture? And would you like to pursue an academic career in this challenging field? Then you should consider getting a research master's in Cultures of Art, Science and Technology (CAST). This one-of-a-kind programme examines the different ways in which the seemingly separate and contrasting fields converge: the sciences are object of cultural critique in the arts, the arts continuously incorporate new technologies and both the sciences and the arts 'imagine' our culture's future. The programme combines the study of relevant theories from history, sociology, philosophy and qualitative social sciences with training in the application of different scientific methods such as archival research, discourse analysis and ethnographic observation. This ensures that you will gain all the experience you need to find work as an interdisciplinary researcher at a university or knowledge institute. The Research Master was accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accrediation organisation and received an exceptional score of 'good'.
Study subjects CAST prepares for two kinds of career: 1.) A research career in universities (via subsequent PhD) 2.) A research career in any kind of knowledge-intensive institution The first year of the programme consists of four modules and a joint project. The second year comprises a research internship and research for your Master thesis. During both years, students participate in the faculty's staff research and have additional meetings to critically reflect on their research.
Course objectives The programme combines humanities and qualitative social sciences. If you have an inquisitive mind and if you are curious to find out how the world works, if you are open-minded and you are attracted by the adventure to explore the interrelations between philosophy, history, sociology, and arts theory; if you have a passion for critical inquiry and debate - then this programme is the right programme for you.
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes -
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Information about the institution Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook.

Admission

Admission requirements
  1. Students who have not yet completed the bachelor's programme should send a copy of their most recent list of grades with the application. Successful candidates will be admitted on a conditional basis. A certified copy of the degree certificate must be received before the start of the master's programme.
  2. all basic computer's skills, including word processing, presentation design, database management, spreadsheet operation, and file transferral and conversion
  3. 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 TOEFL with a minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) and 100 (internet-based) Cambridge Proficiency Certificate (grade A, B, C) Cambridge Advanced Certificate (grade A, B,+)
  4. relevant bachelor's degree in the humanities or social sciences. Two writing samples, i.e. an essay in English, written by the applicant, either for this application or for earlier studies or other occasions. It is preferable, but not absolutely necessary, that the topic is related to CAST. There are no requirements as to the length of the essay.
  5. All candidates must write a letter of motivation. Please provide good arguments about why you want to do this master's programme at Maastricht University and why you believe that you can successfully complete the programme.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 7
IELTS writing 6.5
TOEFL computer based 250
TOEFL internet based 100
TOEFL paper based 600
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 15 Jul 2019 1 May 2019
1 Sep 2020 15 Jul 2020 1 May 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2060€ 13800€ 13800

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

Scholarships

Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Colfuturo Scholarship loan programme, Holland Scholarship, Maastricht University High Potential Scholarship, MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP), Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (formerly NFP), Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Korea, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Mexico, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme - Neso Russia, Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme Korea, OTS South Korea, StuNed Scholarship Programme, University Fund Limburg (UFL)

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

Rafaëla Frijns

Student Recruitment

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