Master's Degree in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)
EUR 39 / per credit
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Science, Technology and Innovation are determining factors in the economic and cultural development of today's society.
The Master's Degree in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies is an inter-university master's degree taught by the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) , the University of Oviedo (UNIOVI) and Salamanca (USAL).
The Master's is offered in a 100% virtual format, with synchronous videoconferences and with the possibility of continuing doctoral studies in the European Higher Education Area at any of the three universities participating in the master's degree.
This Master's Degree provides you with up-to-date knowledge of the different aspects of the science, technology and innovation system, as well as the existing mechanisms of interaction with society, the company and other agents of the innovation system.
The Master is aimed at students from any university degree or equivalent qualification who want to develop a professional or research career in topics related to the culture and politics of science and innovation from the perspective of the social studies of science.
The master's degree consists of 60 credits, of which the first 24 are core to the three specialties and are taught by faculty from the three universities. The following 24 are those specific to the specialty chosen by the student and taught by the institution's own teaching staff and, finally, there are the 12 credits of the master's final project (TFM). The 48 teaching credits are taught between October and May, leaving the rest of the course for the completion of the TFM, so the master's degree could be completed in one academic year. The distribution is as follows:
Structure and subjects in the Innovation Studies Specialty (Students who enroll at the UPV):
Its purpose is to train experts in scientific culture, politics and citizen participation and in science management and responsible innovation, who can act as mediators between R&D&i systems and society, the business community or the political sphere.
The main objective is for students to conclude their studies with updated knowledge of the different aspects of the present system of science, technology and innovation, as well as the existing mechanisms of interaction with society and business.
- The general understanding of the social and political dimension of science, technology and innovation will be addressed, making use of academic research in the humanities and social sciences, which will provide the framework for analysis.
- Phenomena such as:
- Scientific culture
- Innovation culture
- The social conditions of research
- The low presence of women in science and technology (as well as other social groups traditionally discriminated against)
- The transfer of knowledge to society and the productive sector
- Promoting innovation
- Ethical issues related to contemporary science and technology
- The mechanisms of citizen participation in science and technology
- Responsible research
- The social impact and risk policies, among others.
Program Tuition Fee
- Management of R&D projects in companies, departments of Public Administrations and in the third sector (NGOs, cooperatives, MediaLabs)
- Innovation management in companies and departments of Public Administrations
- Communication in scientific and university institutions
- Social mediation in scientific-technological controversies
- Social entrepreneurs (MediaLabs)
- Business innovation managers