Computational Social Systems
The new interdisciplinary Master’s Program Computational Social Systems (CSS) takes an in-depth look at the new challenges and opportunities of digitalization. With the ongoing digitalization, the amount of data collected about us, our behavior and our society, that is being generated and stored, is increasing as well. The Master’s Program educates experts who can extract valuable insights from these datasets by using IT methods and domain knowledge in each of the application domains. Graduates will also be able to guarantee the responsible use of these datasets.
The English language Master’s Program is a cooperation between the University of Graz and the Technical University Graz. The Master’s Program CSS is aimed at students from the following fields of studies: Business Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Law or Computer Science.
Based on the respective prior study program, the students deepen their knowledge in one of the following four specializations:
- Business Analytics on the intersection between Computer Sciences and Business Administration.
- Societies, Technologies and Social Research merges Sociology with Computer Sciences.
- Human Factors represents the junction between Psychology and Computer Sciences.
- Law and Computer Science combines Law with Computer Sciences.
The CSS Master’s Program is built out of three bigger parts:
In the first part you will receive an introduction to the subject areas of Computational Social Systems and become familiar with various research methods used to analyze computational social systems. You will also learn how to use technologies and statistical methods to process, evaluate and interpret (big) data.
In the second part you will deepen your knowledge in your chosen specialization:
- Business Analytics
- Societies, Technologies and Social Research
- Human Factors
- Law and Computer Science
You can find more information about each of the specializations on the respective websites.
In the third and last part of the Master’s Program you will write a Master’s Thesis on a topic within your chosen specialization. For more information, see Master’s Thesis Submission and Master’s Degree Exam.