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, or specialist dealing with social aspects of developing and evaluating web services and products.


Student Affairs Office:

Dr. Andraž Petrovčič
Programme Coordinator

Quick facts

Type: second level Master study programme of Social Informatics 

Duration: 1 year
ECTS: 60
Language: English
Professional title: Master in Social Informatics / magister/-ica družboslovne informatike

Deadline for applicants: 

1st application period:

9 May, 2020 (for EU and non-EU candidates)

The candidates must fulfill all enrolment criteria and send all required documents for the recognition of foreign education till July 10, 2020.

2nd application period (only for EU candidates):

from 20 August till 11 September 2020 (only for programmes with free places after 1st application period).

The candidates must fulfill all enrolment criteria and send all required documents for the recognition of foreign education till September 18, 2020.

Intake: Until 30 September 2020

General requirements for enrolment: 240 ECTS

Tuition fee: 4,000 €*

In the academic year 2020/21, 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, North 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.

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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.


First year

Elective courses

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: Information society phenomena, Digital presence practicum, Project management in Information society and Statistics and Data Analysis; plus two courses from any other master’s programme.

Faculty Professors

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

General competences

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 labor 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.

Chair of Social Informatics and Methodology

The mission of the department is providing excellence in education, research and development of social informatics, methodology of social research and social statistics.