This English-language programme teaches students how to approach the impact of new technologies on society - such as the internet, genetic engineering, nanotechnology and alternative energy.


  • Are you a socially conscious, critical thinker?
  • Are you interested in politics and technology?
  • And does the connection between innovation and society intrigue you?


Then the master's European Studies on Society, Sciences and Technology (ESST) might be what you are looking for.As an ESST student, you will investigate the relationship between science, technology, and society, from a cultural, political, economic, and historical point of view.


This programme is offered together with 15 partner universities across Europe. You will spend your first semester taking courses at Maastricht University. During the second semester, you will select a specialisation and write your thesis either at Maastricht University or at one of the programme's partner universities abroad.