Major Science in Society

This is the website of students and teachers from the Major Science in Society (SiS). The major is a collaboration between Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Universiteit van Amsterdam.

The Major Science in Society is an innovative trans-disciplinary academic track (60 EC) that prepares students for working as, for instance, consultants, policy-makers, (academic) researchers or entrepreneurs at the interface of science, technology and society. It provides tools and strategies for understanding and approaching complex societal problems related to scientific and technological development, and is open to students from most two-year master programmes at the Faculties of Science of UvA and VU.

At the VU the Major is also known as the Societal Specialisation Science in Society.

The Major Science in Society has welcomed students from MSc programmes such as Biomedical sciences, Earth sciences, Health and Life Sciences, Physics & astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, DDS and many more.

Look here for more information on the courses offered within this track and how to subscribe to the program.

After completing the Major, you earn a regular Master of Science (MSc) degree in your current field, with the Major as specialisation.
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