Technology and Philosophy

Master of Arts

Technik und Philosophie, M.A.

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.

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Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Course Catalogue

Institute for Philosophy

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Degree Master of Arts
Duration 4 Semesters
Language German, selected lectures/seminars in English.
Programme Start winter semester or summer semester
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
For admission to the Master’s degree programme, 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 may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description.
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.
Part-time Studies possible under specific conditions
Special Features Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study

While a Bachelor’s degree focuses mainly on the fundamentals of the field, the Master’s degree serves to upgrade the qualifications of graduates. The Master’s degree focuses more than the Bachelor’s degree on enabling and requiring students to adopt their own major focus and to work towards their own independent academic, scientific research profile. For these reasons it is recommended that students complete a Master’s degree.

Upon successful completion of a Master of Arts degree, there is the opportunity to begin working towards a Ph.D. either at the TU Darmstadt or at another national or international university: Ph.D. at TU Darmstadt

This degree programme provides qualifications for various career fields, e.g. politics of technology and research, science management, technological impact assessment, planning and administration in national and state government, institutions, publishers, media, and consulting for ethics committees, for example.

For this reason it is important to start early in the degree programme to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. In this way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.

Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Semester Course Schedule

General Examination Terms of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Previous degree programme guidelines can be found in the Satzungsbeilagen of TU Darmstadt or on the Webpages of your Studienbüro.