Analysis of Society and Information Processes
The aim of the curriculum is to prepare leaders and specialists in the field of analysis who have a systematic overview of the challenges and organizational processes and problems of the datafied society; who are able to collect, systematize, analyze and interpret data and create analyzes and prognosis based on sustainable development and ethical principles for management decisions and strategies.
Standard duration: 2 years
Languages of instruction: Estonian
Other necessary languages: English
Study form: block mode study (every other long weekend, including thursday and friday)
Name of degree awarded: Master of Arts in Social Sciences (Analysis of Society and Information Processes)
- is familiar with theoretical approaches that help to understand society and organizations (including, for example, datafication). Is able to frame and formulate (research) tasks and questions on the basis of them in the context of different levels of society (global, national, regional) and large groups of people (inhabitants / population, community, organization);
- is familiar with regulations and ethical requirements concerning data and information management; recognizes its role and responsibility as the creator and developer of an organization's knowledge base;
- possesses basic social science methods of data collection and analysis of social sciences (both qualitative and quantitative), information management techniques and is able to apply them in everyday work;
- is able to assess the quality of different types of data and data sources (registers, surveys etc.) and is able to provide solutions to improve data quality;
- can critically interpret and present (including visualize) results of different kinds of analysis;
- on the basis of the analysis results, is able to provide input for the formulation, planning and implementation of activities (management decisions, forecasts, strategies, development plans, policies);
- has the technical skills for information management of the organization, including has an overview of possible data flows related to the organization;
- is able to manage and organize the development of information systems of organizations, including service management;
- is able to work in a team with specialists of other specialties (manage meetings, conduct discussion seminars, argue personal views and see common interests and goals);
- is prepared to continue studies in doctoral studies.
In order to apply for master's studies on this programme the applicant needs to have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent level of education and at least B1 level proficiency in Estonian language. There are no prerequisite courses but applicants must show their existing knowledge and experience in the field in the entrance examination. The entrance exam is an interview with the applicant.
For more information please contact one of the programme directors Kairi Kasearu (kairi.kasearu [ät] ut.ee) or Maris Männiste (maris.manniste [ät] ut.ee).