Technology and Philosophy (M.A.)


Technology and Philosophy (Master of Arts)

(Technik und Philosophie, M.A.)


General Information

Degree: Master of Arts
Duration: 4 Semester
Language: German, selected lectures/seminars in English.
Internship: a career-oriented full-time internship lasting a minimum of six weeks, which must be completed at the latest upon registration for the Master’s examination and may be accredited as part of course requirements (see semester course schedule); further information.
Requirements for Admission:
1. For admission to the Master’s degree programme (and thereby university enrolment), a Bachelor's or Master's degree from engineering sciences, natural sciences or mathematics, a TU Darmstadt degree which combines these areas, or an equivalent degree is required. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental advisor’s office.
Please also note the general information on the Master of Arts degree programme, including information for students with degrees from abroad: International Admission.
2. English language skills at B2 level (GER): school-leaving certificate/diploma with English as third/fourth exam subject with a minimum of 8 points or equivalent.
Admission Procedure: As long as the eligibility requirements (suitability test) are fulfilled, there is no restriction on admission.
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Programme Start: winter semester or summer semester
Application Deadline: July 15 (for winter semester); January 15 (for summer semester)
Application: Online
Special Features:

Brief Description

The degree programme Master of Arts in Technology and Philosophy is aimed at graduates of degrees in engineering sciences, natural sciences and mathematical sciences and offers the enrichment of competence in the areas of the Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Science and Ethics of Technology. In this programme students will concentrate on mastering the central concepts and theoretical approaches in the fields of the Theory of Technology, Philosophy of Technology and Ethics of Technology in their systematic and historical scope. Students will also come to a scientifically sound understanding of issues regarding the structure and composition of technology, as well as their societal and ecological implications.

Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

The degree programme is designed to be interdisciplinary in nature. After a general introduction to philosophical thought, the central issues become the philosophy of technology, epistemology, the theory of science, and the theory of science, plus the ethical and societal dimensions of the processes of technological change. The basic grounding in philosophy will be enhanced by lectures from professors and lecturers from other departments and interdisciplinary institutions at the TU Darmstadt, including the Interdisciplinäre Arbeitsgruppe Naturwissenschaft, Technik und Sicherheit (IANUS) ( Interdisciplinary Working Group for Natural Sciences, Technology and Security), the Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Technikforschung (ZIT) (Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Technology), and the nanoOffice. An internship provides the opportunity for students to expand their knowledge by experiencing other societal and institutional fields.

Further information may be found here.


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