Digitalization is essentially a social process. The Master's degree program Digital Society gives you an opportunity to engage in the social perspectives of digital transformation in a more interdisciplinary way.
The Master's degree program in Digital Society focuses on the interaction between technology and our social world. Technology and smart technologies are a part of our everyday lives and companies today are developing the digital business models and computer scientists needed to adapt to the new challenges a digital society brings about. When it comes to digital technologies and the wide range of potential and new possibilities, legal aspects and practices also need to be taken into account.
The degree program provides an academic understanding of methods in social sciences and theories that will help you analyze, interpret, define, and shape a digital society.
As the majority of the classes feature an interdisciplinary nature, they cover subject areas in sociology, business, computer sciences, and law. Faculty members from various fields co-teach the courses.
The program also gives you an opportunity to engage in interdisciplinary hands-on, real-world projects in a collaborative way as part of an interdisciplinary team.
The format for this graduate degree program is unique in Austria, offering considerable advantages:
The Master's degree program in Digital Society includes the following subject areas:
|Subject Area||ECTS Credits|
|The Fundamentals of a Digital Society||24|
|Digial Society - Sociological Methods||18|
|Digitization in Dialog||18|
|Interdisciplinary Approaches to Digitization||9|
|Master's Thesis, incl. the Master's Colloquium and the Master's Examination||21|
Students in the first semester of the Master's degree program in Digital Society have an opportunity to take part in the mentoring program! The mentoring program has been designed to support a smooth transition to graduate studies and during the course of the program, your mentor will be at your side to help.
This program focuses on the way "Man-Machine", "Digitalization - Society", "Economy - Artificial Intelligence" and "Law - Digital Transformation" interact. You will explore the various facets of digitization as a socio-technological phenomenon:
The Master's degree program in Digital Society gives you the expertise and skills to
Did you know that ...
...this degree program is not only very closely linked to the JKU's key focus areas of "Digitalization" and "Transformative Change" but is also unique in Austria?
Graduates are highly sought after and in high demand, not only when it comes to understanding complex relationships in digital transformation, but also toactively shape processes without losing focus on highly important connections.
Your responsibilities include project management, consulting, strategy development, research & development, or in science/academia at universities.
You are highly qualified to work at international companies and organizations, government institutions, innovative start-up companies, as well as at established companies, or at non-profit organizations.
In order to be admitted to the Master's degree program, you must fulfill the following requirements.
After successfully completing the Master's degree program, you can opt to pursue a doctorate degree:
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