Master STS

2e année de master proposée dans le cadre des différentes mentions disciplinaires

Master of Science, Technology and Society

Master of Science, Technology and Society
Master of Science, Technology and Society
The STS programme (M2, second master's year) draws on history and sociology, education sciences and outreach techniques to elucidate certain science- and technology-related issues within contemporary societies.

Objectives

The programme aims to prepare students for research in Science Studies.
It offers two distinct perspectives:

  • "History and Sociology of Science"
  • "Education and Science Outreach"

By cultivating synergies between these areas, it allows students to acquire the tools needed for a critical evaluation of the place of science and technology in society, in particular by demonstrating the complexity of relations between lay knowledge and scientific knowledge.

Organization

M2 "Biologie Santé"
Contact : Philippe.FONTAINE [at] ens-cachan.fr (Philippe Fontaine), Dept Sciences sociales / Université Paris-Saclay 

M2 "Chimie"
Contact : Philippe.FONTAINE [at] ens-cachan.fr (Philippe Fontaine), Dept Sciences sociales / Université Paris-Saclay 

M2 "Mathématiques et applications"
Contact : Philippe.FONTAINE [at] ens-cachan.fr (Philippe Fontaine,) Dept Sciences sociales / Université Paris-Saclay       

M2 "Sciences de la Terre, des Planètes & Environnement"
Contact : Philippe.FONTAINE [at] ens-cachan.fr (Philippe Fontaine), Dept Sciences sociales / Université Paris-Saclay 

M2 "Innovation, Entreprise & Sociétés"
Contact : Philippe.FONTAINE [at] ens-cachan.fr (Philippe Fontaine), Dept Sciences sociales / Université Paris-Saclay 

M2 "E3A"
Contact : Philippe.FONTAINE [at] ens-cachan.fr (Philippe Fontaine), Dept Sciences sociales / Université Paris-Saclay 

M2 "Histoire"
Contact : Philippe.FONTAINE [at] ens-cachan.fr (Philippe Fontaine), Dept Sciences sociales / Université Paris-Saclay      

M2 "Sciences sociales"
Contact : Philippe.FONTAINE [at] ens-cachan.fr (Philippe Fontaine), Dept Sciences sociales / Université Paris-Saclay      

M2 "Sociologie"
Contact : Philippe.FONTAINE [at] ens-cachan.fr (Philippe Fontaine), Dept Sciences sociales / Université Paris-Saclay       

Careers

The master's degree leads to opportunities in various fields:

  • administration, management and evaluation of research and expertise in public and private institutions, associations and NGOs;
  • Scientific communication in major research organizations and in industry, science outreach in science and technology centres, science museums, etc.;
  • development, management and evaluation of public policy related to science and technology;
  • technology transfer, licensing and patents, intellectual property law;
  • scientific events, public or private scientific communication, awareness raising about knowledge and debate regarding contemporary science, citizens and consensus conferences.