Master course, part-time
Digitization poses special challenges for us as a society, company or administration. Technological developments in recent years have increased the complexity and in many cases require new solutions. This also affects the political and administrative system, which finds itself under increasing pressure. That is why the Master degree program for advanced professional training is about combining political expertise, technical knowledge and communication know-how in order to effectively promote communication and control processes in our society.
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Next start in summer semester 2021
Application deadline:6th March 2020 to 1st February 2021
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You already work in a political environment, have strong communication skills and are very open to technological developments. Communication and digitization are not just a matter of course for you, much more you see great potential here, for example in making politics and administration easier to access for citizens. You find it exciting to combine topics. Your ability to think in a networked manner is very helpful in doing so.
The in-depth exploration of the topics of digitization, communication and politics represents a unique selling point in the higher education sector. With this Master degree program for advanced professional training, FH Campus Wien offers you a unique program for experts in the political-administrative system, in politically related fields, the media sector, in press offices, agencies and departments for strategic use of IT. The program makes it possible to combine your professional experience with well-founded scientific know-how and to pursue current research in the area of applied political sciences.
As a university and an experienced provider of further education, FH Campus Wien guarantees quality and non-partisanship. This non-partisanship exists in a living claim to work impartially with all democratically legitimate interest groups of the Republic of Austria.
Numerous teachers come as top specialists and managers from the political system, public administration and public sector related companies, the media sector, IT or, for example, PR/public affairs sector. You contribute current topics from your successful professional practice. Like your fellow students, these form part of your non-partisan personal network. Practical relevance is also guaranteed at our Campus Lectures, public lecture evenings with prominent experts, that FH Campus Wien regularly invites you to join.
The Master degree program for advanced professional training in Digitization, Politics and Communication emphasizes the need to think, develop and plan strategic areas that are currently often considered separately, namely communication, technology, politics and business. Over the next few years, experts and decision-makers in public and political institutions as well as large private companies will be needed, who are able to work together to develop these areas in the context of advancing digitization while also taking ethical considerations into account.
During your studies, you will also take advantage of synergies with the already established Master degree program for advanced professional training in Leadership, Politics and Management, which provide added value for developing skills in the areas of digital leadership, organizational development and “digital democracy”.
The aim is to further develop and combine political expertise, technical knowledge and communication know-how in a single competence profile. Theoretical knowledge combined with the reflection of your own experiences, workshops for developing ideas and practical settings for experiencing, testing and refining your skills accompanied by experienced practitioners and ethics experts.
You will increasingly focus on applied political science, integrated communication, information technologies, citizen participation and the area of tension between technology and society in order to make your contribution to realizing digital potential. Ethics and law play a central role in the curriculum and underlie all subject areas.
Lector: Paul Schmidinger, MA
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Lector: Gerald Forstner, Lisa Stadtherr, BA BA MA
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Lector: Dr. Petra Bernhardt
Program type and timesFrom the 1st semester, blended learning for some courses (class attendance phases and e-learning phases)Times: In blocks over weekends, Friday to Monday, one to two blocks per month.Language of InstructionGerman
You also have the opportunity to attend selected open courses from other degree programs or departments. You can find the registration details here.
This option assumes that you are certain to complete and pay for the entire degree course (four semesters). The fees of € 16.300,- are due in full at the start of the degree program.
Once-off payment of € 16.300,-Due about four weeks prior to the start of the first degree program semester.
This option allows you to pay your tuition fees in four installments of € 4.275,- each. The tuition fees must be paid in full, even should you terminate your degree program prematurely.
Installment per semester: € 4.275,- (full amount: € 17.100,-)In each case due about four weeks prior to the start of the semester
This option takes into account the option of terminating the studies after any semester, which is the best option for those who prefer keeping open their options for early termination.
First, second and third semester, each € 5.000,- Fourth semester € 2.900,- (total amount € 17.900,-) In each case due about four weeks prior to the start of the semester.
Grants may be applied for for Master courses and for academic courses and seminars.
For information on supporting bodies, please refer to funding and scholarships.
As a graduate, you will enjoy a wide range of professional opportunities: You will pursue a career in public administration, in companies, in political (sub) organizations, in parliament, in media companies, in PR/public affairs agencies, in interest groups, NGOs and NPOs, or in teaching and research in social and political science.
For example, you will work in ministry cabinets, offices of political decision-makers at the EU, federal, state, district and community level, lead the development and implementation of integrated cross-media communication strategies or as a campaign manager in politics or in politically related fields. With your competence profile, you will also be in high demand in the area of tension between technology and society, for example in the strategy department of a technology company. As a communications expert or with a managerial position in the media environment, you benefit from the special combination of these topics.
To apply you will require the following documents:
Please note:It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session.
The admission procedure is a two-step process. In the first step, all the formal requirements are examined. In addition, the curriculum vitae and the letter of motivation are important elements that provide information about your previous performance. If the basic eligibility for acceptance is fulfilled, applicants will be invited to an admission interview. This interview is conducted on the basis of a structured guideline and (for applicants without a degree) also serves to review basic scientific knowledge about special tasks (including interpretation of research results and statistics, scientific writing, etc.). In order to ensure the inter-subjectivity of the results, the admission interview is conducted by an admission committee, which includes at least two people from the core team of the Competence Center.A commission decides on the suitability of applicants in individual cases.
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