The registration period for the final module exams in the winter semester
2023/24 begins on 22 November 2023 and ends on 17 January 2024.
Registration is mandatory and only possible via QIS/LSF. Cancellation
is possible within the specified period.
Any member of the teaching staff involved in the STS MA program who has at least a master's degree can act as supervisor of your MA thesis ("Erstgutachter"). If your supervisor has a master's degree, the second examiner ("Zweitgutachter") must be a full professor.
Please search actively early on for a potential supervisor of your thesis to make sure that your project is accepted ‐ we recommend to approach potential supervisors latest at the beginning of your third semester. Note that not every member of the teaching staff is an expert for your subject.For information on particular research interests and expertise of the teaching staff please consult the LASST Website (Lab for Studies in Science and Technology).
Structure STS Program
Topical Modules M2 to M4
Optional modules are topical modules. Three optional modules are on offer:
To successfully complete an Optional Module, you must complete three courses listed for that Optional Module. In one of the courses you have to write a term paper. The individual courses for an Optional Module can be split between two terms. Two Optional Modules must be completed in order to get a master's degree.
Optional module courses are offered by the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, by the Department of Sociology and by the Department of Human Geography.
The MA STS program is organized in cooperation with the Institute of Sociology and the Institute of Human Geography. The courses are all listed in the online course catalogue as part of the MA STS program.
When you are attending a seminar in one of the optional modules in sociology or in human geography, you must obtain a signed confirmation from the lecturer after successful completion. You can download the template for the confirmation from our Download page.
Please bring it to class at the end of the semester, and ask the lecturer to fill out the form and sign it. Hand in the filled in and signed confirmation to person the responsible for study administration issues at the institute. Please check our Consultation page for the person responsible. That person will pass on the information to the study and exam administration office.
Structure STS Program
All compulsory modules are offered by the the by the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, that manages the master's program.
Module M1 "Theoretical Intersections"
M1 extends over the course of two semesters:
We recommend to complete this module in the first two terms.
Modules M5 to M8 "Research Curriculum"
M5 to M8 consist of four one-semester modules, supporting and reflecting the process of writing your MA thesis. For best results, we suggest two courses per module and term.Module M5 Indroduction to Research Methods consists of M 5.1 Ethnographic Encounters and M 5.2 Method Toolbox, during the first winter term ( semester).
Module M6 consists of M 6.1 Research Design and M 6.2 Proposal Writing, during the summer term ( semester).
M7 consitsts of M7.1 and M7.2