Science and Technology Studies (STS)

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Science and Technology Studies (STS)

Science and Technology Studies - Master's Programme

The language of instruction in this programme is Norwegian. Read more about the programme on the Norwegian website.

Technology, science and knowledge are important in modern contemporary society. Essential questions include the following: How does science and technology produce new products, new ways of understanding, new ways of living and new institutions? Why is new technology and knowledge so fundamental to us in the ways through which we imagine the future?


About the programme

Technology, knowledge and science are fundamental in modern contemporary society. The understanding of how social, cultural and material elements influence the production of new practices, new ways of understanding and new institutions is vital in our understanding of contemporary postmodern society. Studies of technology and science provides students with insight into how different processes of knowledge are initiated and progressed, and how innovative technological processes are developed, employed and increase in importance.

Studies of technology and science gives insight into the understanding and knowledge of technology, science and knowledge from the viewpoint of the humanities and the social sciences. Throughout the course of study students will become familiar with amendments of social and cultural analyses of modern science and technology in interaction with social, political, economical and cultural processes of change.

In this manner, students will be provided with the academic basis for working with detailed analyses of different forms of technologies and processes of knowledge, within business life/industry and commerce, research and research-related work, political development, management of knowledge and innovation.

The language of instruction in this programme is Norwegian

You have to meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, if you want to apply to any of NTNU’s degree programmes taught in Norwegian.

You also must meet the basic requirement for admission, and demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.

The application deadline for the programme is March 1st for students with an international degree, and April 15th for Norwegian and Nordic degree students. Students apply through NTNU søknadsweb.

The faculty of Humanities offer a wide range of courses taught in English in our various fields of studies, both at bachelor's and master's level.

You can contact the students advisors:

Jan Groven Grande:

Lotte Johanne Sæther:

Contact information to the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture
+47 73 59 17 88
Visiting address:

Building 5 and 6, level 4
Department of Interdisciplinary studies of Culture
The University Centre of Dragvoll

Postal address:

Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Department of Interdisciplinary studies of Culture
N-7491 Norway