Master of Social Informatics
Integration of social sciences, methodology of research and computer sciences is becoming a necessity and an important competitive advantage in contemporary data-driven information society. The transdisciplinary master’s study programme of social informatics with more than 30 years long tradition brings together social and computer sciences for two reasons: firstly, to promote uses of various information-communication technologies (ICTs) in social science research. Secondly, to analyse social aspects of design, implementation and uses of new technologies, especially the internet and mobile phones. Syllabus can be tailored for a more specialised training for specific career profiles, such as data analyst, research expert (in media, marketing, at institutes, in the academic sector, etc.), internet content developer, orspecialist dealing with social aspects of developing and evaluating web services and products.
Quick factsType: second level Master study programme of Social Informatics
Duration: 1 year
Professional title: Master in Social Informatics / magister družboslovne informatike
Deadline for applicants: 31 May 2017 for non-EU citizens and 1 September 2017 for EU citizens
Intake: Until 30 September 2017
General requirements for enrolment: 240 ECTS
Tuition fee: 4,000 €*
In the academic year 2017/18, only full-time students may enroll into 2nd level study programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Therefore, citizens from the EU and from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo are not required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees apply for full-time students from countries outside the EU.
Exception: Students who enroll into 2nd level study programmes with an already achieved 2nd level of education should pay tuition fees also for full-time study.
Master study programme Social Informatics is open to...
Possibility of double degrees
The study programme has an agreement with the University of Salerno, which enables students who are willing to spend time at both Universities, to obtain a master’s degree both in Social Informatics and in Sociology and Policies for the Territory.
CurriculaFirst year 2017/18
In addition to obligatory courses of New Technologies in Social Science Research and Research Seminar, two elective courses must be chosen from the following four: Statistics and Data Analysis, Project Management in Information Society, Measuring Information Society, Practice of Web Presence; plus two courses from any other master’s programme.
Dr. Katja Lozar Manfreda, Dr. Valentina Hlebec, Dr. Vasja Vehovar, Dr. Jaroslav Berce, Dr. Vesna Dolničar, Dr. Gregor Petrič, dr. Luka Kronegger, Dr. Bojana Lobe, Dr. Andraž Petrovčič, Dr. Aleš Žiberna
Students will gain advanced knowledge of social science research methodology, understand information society, data science and project management applicable on design, implementation and evaluation of new ICTs. While the ability of overcoming the traditional gap between social sciences and computer sciences is one of the most valuable job skills in the digital market, other competences, such as the ability to conduct independent research on an advanced level, to successfully manage a project from start to finish, to be able to use the “R” computer program for statistical and other purposes, and to know how to conceptualize and evaluate a web service, are also of equal importance. Numerous visiting lecturers from various companies and foreign universities help bring students’ competencies closer to the needs of labour market.
Graduates of Social Informatics are highly employable and start to establish links with potential employers already during the study through project-based courses, which strive for cooperation with the private sector. The most common careers in the social informatics sphere are project leader and analyst/consultant in the fields of web service and analytics, telecommunications, statistics and data science, marketing research and advertising, academic sector, research management, business and internet startups.
The mission of the department is providing excellence in education, research and development of social informatics, methodology of social research and social statistics.