Master's course

Digitization, Politics and Communication

part-time

 

Digitization, Politics and Communication

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.

Department
Administration, Economics, Security, Politics
Topics
Technologies
Networking

Highlights

  • Contribution to a progressive professionalization of the political system

  • Expertise in the interplay between technology/digitization, politics and communication

  • New opportunities for digital communication strengthen democratic development, participation and transparency

     

    Facts

    Final degree

    Master of Arts in Politics and Communication (MA)

    Duration of course
    4 Semesters
    Organisational form
    part-time

    tuition fee

    Once-off payment € 16.300,- 

    Alternative models for rates1

    + ÖH premium per semester

    ECTS
    120 ECTS
    Language of instruction
    German

    Application winter semester 2023/24

    Application is continuously possible.

    Study places

    24

    1 Alternativmodell für Semesterraten finden Sie unter "Kosten"

    Before the studies

    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.

    Why you should study with us

    Excellent network

    You will build a sustainable network from day one of your studies.

    New ways of thinking

    We invite you to join us in linking topics and thinking in a completely new way.

    Selected teachers

    Decision-makers and experts in their field will teach you at our university.

    Do you still have questions about the study?

    Make an appointment with dpk@fh-campuswien.ac.at for a personal consultation via Zoom with the Head of the Program.

    • Bachelor, Master or Diploma graduation with at least one year of relevant professional practice (political organization, major corporations, administration or NGO).
    • The required university degree may be offset against at least three years of relevant professional experience in a managerial position and other professional qualifications - provided your relevant aptitude is also satisfactory. A commission will in individual cases decide on the applicant's aptitude.

    Regulation for the admission of third country citizens (PDF 233 KB)

    Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (PDF 145 KB)

    To apply you will require the following documents:

    • Birth certificate
    • Proof of citizenship
    • Valid photo identification
    • School leaving certificate or university entrance qualification exam
    • Proof of completed degree program
    • Letter of motivation and detailed CV with photograph


    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.

    Costs

    Option A

    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.

    Option B

    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

    Option C

    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.

    Can I afford the study course?

    Grants may be applied for for Master courses and for academic courses and seminars.

    For information on supporting bodies, please refer to Grants and Bursaries.


    During the studies

    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.

    Curriculum

    Applied Political Science I: Political Theories of Transformation ILV
    1.8 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Applied Political Science I: Political Theories of Transformation ILV

    Lector: Jörg Neumayer, MA, Mag. Wolfgang Tomaschitz

    1.8 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Models of comprehensive social transformations (industrialization, market economy, globalization, ...)
    - Digitalization as a driver of transformations (lifeworlds, knowledge, communication, power)
    - Theory on the emergence of cultural technologies and the social embedding of innovations
    - Transformation of the (analoguous) political world, new forms of governmentality
    - Possibilities for action and policies in the face of this development

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussions, group work, team teaching

    Language

    German

    Applied Political Science II: Political System of Austria in the EU ILV
    0 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Applied Political Science II: Political System of Austria in the EU ILV

    0 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Introduction to the structure and main institutions of the Austrian political system and that of the European Union
    - Constitution, the Parliament, the party and electoral system, the government as well as the Europeanization of Austrian politics
    - Development of the European Union and its institutions
    - Legislative process in Austria as well as the legislative procedures within the EU

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    E-Learning

    Language

    German

    Big Data Technologies ILV
    1.4 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Big Data Technologies ILV

    Lector: Ing. Brigitte Lutz, MSc, Paul Schmidinger, MA

    1.4 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Most important terms in the field of "Open Government"
    - Open data, open processes and open services as the three central areas of Open Government
    - Possible approaches and models for implementing OG in organizations
    - Theoretical participation models with a focus on eParticipation
    - Open Government Data as a basis: handling of data, preparation, explanation of terms (e.g. CSV, shape files, geodata, etc.)
    - Building on this, "Telling stories with data": interactive visualizations as an example of content marketing. How to generate valuable information, new knowledge and important insights from data?
    - Various best practice examples from the DACH-LI countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein)
    - New forms of interactive communication with stakeholders to improve political decision-making processes
    - Definitions of terms around Big Data and NoSQL
    - Cloud service levels
    - Technical basics
    - Overview of NoSQL technologies
    - Opportunities and risks of the technology
    - Fields of application

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Inverted classroom, lecture, discussion, case studies, group work

    Language

    German

    Introduction to Empirical Social Resarch ILV
    0.6 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Introduction to Empirical Social Resarch ILV

    Lector: Maximilian Freissler, MA., Mag. Dr. Christian Hummer

    0.6 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Theoretical introduction to empirical social research
    - Research procedure
    - Differentiation of methodological approaches
    - Basics of selected methods of data collection and evaluation

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work

    Language

    German

    Ethics of a Digital Society ILV
    0.4 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Ethics of a Digital Society ILV

    Lector: Dozent Univ.Lektor Dr. Andreas Klein, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Schnider

    0.4 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Introduction to the practice of ethical judgement and argumentation
    - Practice in reflection and self-reflection
    - Development of different ethical approaches and perspectives on issues and constructive or productive development of justified decisions and actions
    - Argumentation and competent communication of relevant content
    - Case discussions for the formation and strengthening of the ability to reflect, judge and argue in a professional and interpersonal context
    - Pprocess- and procedure-oriented preparation for discourse and dialog competences

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussions, reflection

    Language

    German

    Basic Concepts of Information Technology ILV
    3 SWS
    5 ECTS

    Basic Concepts of Information Technology ILV

    Lector: Dozent Univ.Lektor Dr. Andreas Klein, Paul Schmidinger, MA, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Schnider

    3 SWS   5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Digital technology, number representation and binary systems
    - Algorithms, principle and problems of computability
    - Computer structures, hardware design and operating systems
    - Computer science in economy and industry
    - Computer science in society
    - Basics of complexity research

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, presentations, discussions, group work, team teaching

    Language

    German

    Media & Performance Training I UE
    1.2 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Media & Performance Training I UE

    Lector: Dr. Petra Bernhardt, Mag.phil. Daniela Soykan

    1.2 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Reflection on one's own communication style
    - Models and approaches from psychology and communication science

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Discussion, reflection, exercise

    Language

    German

    Media and Communication Theories ILV
    2.6 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Media and Communication Theories ILV

    Lector: Dr. Christian Böhmer, Paul Schmidinger, MA

    2.6 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Subject area and theories of communication policy
    - Holistic planning approach, identification of communication goals and target group analysis
    - Task profile and most important tools of a press spokesperson
    - Common mistakes and best practices (using concrete examples)
    - Importance of digitalisation for journalism
    - How to conduct journalistic research and the use of relevant research tools
    - Different text and image genres

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, excursions, discussions, group work, team teaching

    Language

    German

    Network and Web Technologies ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Network and Web Technologies ILV

    Lector: Dipl. Ing. Harald Leitenmüller, Paul Schmidinger, MA

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - IT networks (definition, structure and different types), data communication, OSI reference model, transmission, transport and application protocols, protocol switching.
    - Security strategy according to the IT-Grundschutz / BSI standard, data protection, legal regulations

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, presentations, discussions, group work

    Language

    German

    Political Management in Digitalization I: Structural Coupling between Politics, Administration and Society ILV
    2.4 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Political Management in Digitalization I: Structural Coupling between Politics, Administration and Society ILV

    Lector: Mag. Wolfgang Tomaschitz

    2.4 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Organizational cultures and leadership styles in systematic and historical perspective
    - Policy cycle as an instrument of policy field analysis, phase model and micro-analyses
    - Actor-centered approach from administrative research
    - Distinction between "the political" and "the policy" (policy)
    - Invitation of relevant persons from political offices and the administration

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, exercises

    Language

    German

    Political Management in Digitalization II: Control of Complex Systems ILV
    1.4 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Political Management in Digitalization II: Control of Complex Systems ILV

    Lector: Gerald Forstner, BEd, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner

    1.4 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Dealing with complexity and complex systems
    - Basics of management cybernetics
    - Basics of organizational cybernetics
    - Organizational theories - systems theory and constructivism
    - Principles of learning organizations
    - Cybernetic management according to Fredmund Malik
    - High Reliability Organization Theory by Karl Weick
    - VOPA+ model by Thorsten Petry

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, exercises

    Language

    German

    Public Lecture I UE
    0.4 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Public Lecture I UE

    Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, Dr. phil. Mag. art. Helmut Schmidinger

    0.4 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Discussion with an expert or public figure on a current socio-political topic of the department
    - Exchange with the expert and graduates as well as students of all years in the network of the department "Applied Political Science"

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion

    Language

    German

    Purpose- & Emotion-driven Communication ILV
    2 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Purpose- & Emotion-driven Communication ILV

    Lector: Dr. Petra Bernhardt, Jaqueline Scheiber, BA

    2 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Opinion market "Internet": Overview and outlook
    - News vs. campaign circle
    - Communication and campaign core development
    - Socio-demographic vs. socio-cultural factors
    - Use of emotions in visual communication
    - Independent implementation of different text and image genres

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussions, group work, team teaching

    Language

    German

    Composing academic texts UE
    0.4 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Composing academic texts UE

    Lector: Maximilian Freissler, MA.

    0.4 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Basic skills of scientific reasoning and writing
    - Dealing with different types of scientific texts
    - Literature research, application and correct citation
    - Scientific writing, different types of scientific texts

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, exercises

    Language

    German

    Scientific Thinking and Reasoning ILV
    0.4 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Scientific Thinking and Reasoning ILV

    Lector: Maximilian Freissler, MA.

    0.4 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Historical development of social research
    - Definition of science
    - Basics of selected theories of science
    - Scientific observation
    - Differentiation of scientific thinking from everyday thinking
    - Good scientific practice

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussions, presentation

    Language

    German

    Applied Political Science III: Socio-political Controversies in the Digital Era SE
    1.8 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Applied Political Science III: Socio-political Controversies in the Digital Era SE

    1.8 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Ethical issues related to AI, scope and limits of use.
    - Consciousness, Thought - Digitality; introduction to current research approaches
    - Structural change of the public sphere - consequences for policy making
    - Power, control, domination from the perspective of digitalization
    - Freedom, privacy, law under digital auspices

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work, exercises, team teaching

    Language

    German

    Applied Political Science IV: Democracy on Trial ILV
    1 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Applied Political Science IV: Democracy on Trial ILV

    1 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Truth and lies in digital communication; populism on the Net
    - Distinguishing between deliberative, technocratic and authoritarian politics
    - Rationality of democratic processes
    - Civic Tech and Liquid Democracy: new forms of political participation and action
    - Representation, mandate and debate in the context of digitalization; new negotiation of social compromises

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, exercises

    Language

    German

    Cross-media and Visual Storytelling I ILV
    2.6 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Cross-media and Visual Storytelling I ILV

    2.6 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Core elements in cross-media storytelling (conception, analysis, planning, creation, and control).
    - Storytelling and the interaction between "senders" and "receivers"
    - Storytelling in practice; development of application examples
    - Typical plots and archetypes of stories
    - Different types of texts for different target groups
    - "Emotion-driven storytelling"

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, exercises based on picture examples, group work, team teaching

    Language

    German

    Digital Public Affairs ILV
    0.4 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Digital Public Affairs ILV

    0.4 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Distinction between public relations and public affairs
    - Topic-specific SWOT analysis
    - Agenda setting
    - Lobbying techniques and public affairs instruments
    - Case studies from the field of technology and digital economy

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group discussion, group work

    Language

    German

    Information Systems ILV
    1.4 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Information Systems ILV

    1.4 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Information systems are a central and indispensable part of the IT landscape of companies and public authorities
    - Fundamentals and architectures of information systems
    - Business and technical basics of data management
    - Basics of data modelling (functional, logical and physical data models)
    - Data warehouse concepts, basics of business analytics technologies
    - Quality assurance for data applications
    - Requirements engineering
    - Project-based implementation of relevant use cases

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, presentations, discussions, group work

    Language

    German

    Integrated Communication in the Newsroom Concept ILV
    2.4 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Integrated Communication in the Newsroom Concept ILV

    2.4 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Independent development of core elements of an integrated communication strategy
    - Concept of integrated communication, core elements of an integrated communication strategy, processes for developing strategies and measures for individual communication instruments
    - Methods for determining a communication budget, approach to integrated communication control

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, case studies, news room simulation, practical exercises

    Language

    German

    Media & Performance Training II UE
    0.8 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Media & Performance Training II UE

    0.8 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Success-intelligent acting and communicating in different (challenging) situations
    - Professional self-marketing on the job
    - Linking students' professional knowledge and personality so that they can react optimally to people and situations and act in a self-determined manner

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Feedback loops, practical exercises, reflection

    Language

    German

    Political Management in Digitalization III: Cybernetics and Complexity ILV
    0.8 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Political Management in Digitalization III: Cybernetics and Complexity ILV

    0.8 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - System-oriented management theory
    - Cybernetic management models for coping with complexity

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, exercises

    Language

    German

    Qualitative Methods ILV
    0.6 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Qualitative Methods ILV

    0.6 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Overview of the most important qualitative research methods (observation, interview, structural data research)
    - Overview of the most important evaluation methods in qualitative social research (content analysis, hermeneutic text interpretation)
    - Premises and principles of interpretative social research

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, exercises

    Language

    German

    Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    Quantitative Methods:
    - History, premises, and principles of quantitative social research
    - Basic statistical methods in the social sciences
    - Research questions and designs
    - Hypothesis formation and operationalization
    - Basics of data analysis and data collection
    - Fundamentals of probability theory
    Qualitative Methods:
    - History, premises, and principles of interpretive social research
    - Overview of the most important qualitative methods in empirical social research
    - Access to the research field, organization of the research process, and quality standards within qualitative research
    - Research fields and development of research questions

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work

    Language

    German

    Quantitative Methods ILV
    0.6 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Quantitative Methods ILV

    0.6 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents


    - Basics of data analysis and data collection
    - Fundamentals of probability theory
    - Conditional probabilities and independence
    - Measuring association and correlation
    - The concept of random variables
    - Quantitative data collection

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, exercises

    Language

    German

    Legal Design of Digitalization: Media and IT Law ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Legal Design of Digitalization: Media and IT Law ILV

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - EU primary law
    - Secondary law
    - Federal constitutional law
    - Civil and criminal law framework
    - Media law
    - European and Austrian data protection, data security and intellectual property law
    - Legal basis of public and private broadcasting, audiovisual media services and information society services
    - Most important ECJ, ECtHR, Constitutional Court and Supreme Court decisions on IT and media law
    - Legal research and citation

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, exercises

    Language

    German

    Safety and Security Engineering ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Safety and Security Engineering ILV

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Differentiation Security & Safety
    - Basics of cryptography
    - Basic principles and techniques of preventing and averting IT security risks
    - Current technologies as well as strengths and weaknesses of procedures and architectures in the field of IT security
    - Support tools in the area of IT security
    - Current events in IT security

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, group work

    Language

    German

    Social Media and Community Management ILV
    1.2 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Social Media and Community Management ILV

    1.2 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Organizations and companies: Maintaining contact with supporters, members, employees or customers with the aim of being able to activate them for actions if necessary
    - Ways and means for target group oriented contacting
    - Methodical approaches for platform-independent use
    - Adaptation and optimization of messages for the respective channels and target groups
    - Creation and evaluation of content

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, analysis, discussion, practical exercises, team teaching

    Language

    German

    Techniques and Ethics of Digitalization ILV
    1.6 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Techniques and Ethics of Digitalization ILV

    1.6 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Definitions of the term digitalization
    - Technologies of digitalization
    - Fields of application of various technologies
    - Technological environment
    - Methods of implementation and selection of technologies
    - Legal aspects of digitalization

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, presentation, discussions, team teaching

    Language

    German

    Applied Political Science VI: Evidence-based Policy ILV
    1.2 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Applied Political Science VI: Evidence-based Policy ILV

    Lector: Dozent Univ.Lektor Dr. Andreas Klein, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Schnider, Mag. Wolfgang Tomaschitz

    1.2 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Introduction to models of evidence-based policy-making (potentials, limits, dangers)
    - On the social embedding of knowledge and innovation (from good evidence to good governance of evidence)
    - Epistemization of policy, knowledge and power, democratization of knowledge
    - Models of cooperative and consultative processing of knowledge, polycentric power structures
    - Basics of applied network analysis in the political system

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, exercises

    Language

    German

    Applied Technology Assessment ILV
    3 SWS
    4.5 ECTS

    Applied Technology Assessment ILV

    Lector: Dipl.-Vw. Klemens Himpele, Paul Schmidinger, MA

    3 SWS   4.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Democracy-political contexts in digitalization projects
    - Socio-political issues in the field of digitalization or the use of technologies
    - Technology in its social context
    - Current discussions on network policy

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, presentation, discussion, team teaching

    Language

    German

    Application of Qualitative Methods UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Application of Qualitative Methods UE

    Lector: Gerald Forstner, BEd, Maximilian Freissler, MA.

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Practical application of qualitative data collection methods
    - Practical application of qualitative evaluation methods
    - Formulation of the presentation of results of a qualitative evaluation

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, exercises

    Language

    German

    Application of Quantitative Methods (Statistics) UE
    1 SWS
    1 ECTS

    Application of Quantitative Methods (Statistics) UE

    Lector: Gerald Forstner, BEd, Maximilian Freissler, MA., Mag. Dr. Christian Hummer

    1 SWS   1 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Descriptive data analysis with SPSS
    - Inferential statistical evaluation with SPSS
    - Formulating the presentation of results of a quantitative evaluation

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, exercises

    Language

    German

    Critical Data Studies ILV
    2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Critical Data Studies ILV

    Lector: Dr. Katja Mayer, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Pfeffer

    2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Collection and analysis of large amounts of data
    - Exploring the cultural, ethical and socio-technical challenges
    - Critical engagement with Big Data, data science, data ethics, privacy, fake news
    - Contribution of data systems and algorithms to solving societal problems
    - Data practices: Ways in which data is collected, transformed, analyzed, and trusted
    - "Data driven decision making": information visualization and modeling. What is data and what does its reliability mean? What kinds of questions can data-driven methods ask and answer? What does data tell us about the world, and how do we construct methods and models to understand social phenomena or even change things in society?

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lectures, discussions, presentation, team teaching

    Language

    German

    Cross-Media and Visual Storytelling II ILV
    2.2 SWS
    3 ECTS

    Cross-Media and Visual Storytelling II ILV

    Lector: Dr. Petra Bernhardt

    2.2 SWS   3 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Storytelling and examples of use (stories for journalists, politics, the stock market community, companies and their brands, etc.)
    - Storytelling and visualization methods
    - Transformation process and transformation potential of stories in different channel structures
    - Recognition of manipulations, future options and new technologies
    - Impact of stories in different media and communication channels
    - Best and "Bad" Practices: Analysis and discussion of storytelling based on successful and failed examples.
    - Creation of briefings for external or internal service providers
    - Development and implementation of a visual strategy

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, exercises

    Language

    German

    Research Design ILV
    0.6 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Research Design ILV

    Lector: Gerald Forstner, BEd

    0.6 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Planning and design of research projects and the individual considerations necessary for them
    - Discussion of the research design
    - Networking of existing knowledge about empirical social research, discussion of advantages and disadvantages of different approaches
    - Conception of empirical research work
    - Reflection on the planned research work
    - Narrowing down the field of research
    - Formulation of the research questions for the master thesis
    - Definition of research goal and research object
    - Definition of research methods
    - Critical reflection on possible ethical problems
    - Structure of the master's thesis

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, group work, discussion, team teaching

    Language

    German

    Intelligent Systems ILV
    1.4 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Intelligent Systems ILV

    Lector: Dipl. Ing. Harald Leitenmüller

    1.4 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Weak AIs
    - Strong AIs
    - Machine Learning
    - Deep Learning

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, group work

    Language

    German

    Crisis Communication ILV
    0.8 SWS
    1.5 ECTS

    Crisis Communication ILV

    Lector: Verena Nowotny, MA

    0.8 SWS   1.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Definition of crisis communication - basics of crisis communication
    - Real-time simulation: Scenario training (crisis simulator) Creating a situation assessment and defining and implementing possible measures
    - Strategy and tactics in crisis situations
    - Communication under pressure, dealing with social media
    - Special features, challenges in crisis communication
    - Preparation for possible crisis scenarios
    - Analysis and discussion of crisis situations, common mistakes (using concrete examples), best practices (using concrete examples)
    - Stakeholder analysis, scenario analysis, development of wordings, provision of resources

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, case studies, scenario training

    Language

    German

    Media & Performance Training III UE
    0.8 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Media & Performance Training III UE

    Lector: Bakk. Mag. Dr. Markus Pichlmair

    0.8 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Professional management of discussions and specialist discourse
    - Presentation
    - Successful handling of eristic attacks
    - Solution-oriented basic attitude
    - Communicating competence

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Exercise, feedback loops

    Language

    German

    Network Analysis UE
    0.4 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Network Analysis UE

    Lector: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Pfeffer

    0.4 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - What is social network analysis?
    - Centrality measures and their calculation
    - Basics of social system simulation
    - Computer-aided modeling of social behavior
    - Visualization of networks and other complex data
    - Research designs in the context of complex methods

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, exercises

    Language

    German

    Political Management in Digitalization IV: Digitalization Projects in Administration and Politics ILV
    1.6 SWS
    2.5 ECTS

    Political Management in Digitalization IV: Digitalization Projects in Administration and Politics ILV

    Lector: Dozent Univ.Lektor Dr. Andreas Klein, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Schnider

    1.6 SWS   2.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Digital competence of executives
    - Change of companies and business models in digitalization
    - Agile Mindset, Innovation and Transformation
    - Mistakes and learnings in digitalization
    - Innovation management

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, exercise

    Language

    German

    Political Management in Digitalization V: Digital Leadership ILV
    1 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Political Management in Digitalization V: Digital Leadership ILV

    Lector: Gerald Forstner, BEd, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, Dozent Univ.Lektor Dr. Andreas Klein, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Schnider, Mag. Wolfgang Tomaschitz

    1 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Changes in expectations of leadership
    - Characteristics of digital leadership
    - Leadership approaches and tools in the digital economy

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, group work, team teaching

    Language

    German

    Public Lecture II ILV
    0.4 SWS
    0.5 ECTS

    Public Lecture II ILV

    Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, Dr. phil. Mag. art. Helmut Schmidinger

    0.4 SWS   0.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Discussion with an expert or public figure on a current socio-political topic of the department
    - Exchange with the expert and graduates as well as students of all years in the network of the department "Applied Political Science"

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion

    Language

    German

    Purpose-driven Campaigning ILV
    1.8 SWS
    3.5 ECTS

    Purpose-driven Campaigning ILV

    Lector: Lukas Bauer

    1.8 SWS   3.5 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Elements of a successful mobilization campaign
    - Campaign planning and campaign craft
    - Methods for systematizing campaign processes
    - Effective mobilization
    - Case studies
    - Current developments in campaigning in the national and international context
    - Segmenting target groups for a different approach based on the Ladder of Engagement

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, group work under supervision, team teaching

    Language

    German

    Master's Thesis MT
    0 SWS
    18 ECTS

    Master's Thesis MT

    0 SWS   18 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Independent processing of a subject-relevant topic at a scientific level
    - Research, data collection and evaluation
    - Writing of the master's thesis

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Individual work (independent work)

    Language

    German

    Master's Thesis Coaching UE
    3 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Master's Thesis Coaching UE

    3 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Support with questions regarding the research and writing process of the master's thesis
    - Presentation of progress with subsequent feedback from students and teachers
    - Feedback on work progress in topic-relevant small groups, peer groups
    - Supervision of independent work on a subject-relevant topic at a scientific level by a supervisor

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Lecture, discussion, presentation in small groups

    Language

    German

    Master's Thesis Workshop ILV
    1.6 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Master's Thesis Workshop ILV

    1.6 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Consolidation of the basic principles of scientific reasoning and writing
    - Reading, understanding and interpreting relevant texts
    - Literature research
    - Formal methods of scientific reasoning and writing
    - Students present the current development of their master's thesis at regular intervals and present it for discussion in the plenum

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Presentation

    Language

    German

    Master's Examination AP
    0 SWS
    2 ECTS

    Master's Examination AP

    0 SWS   2 ECTS

    Lecture contents

    - Presentation of the master's thesis to the examination board
    - Examination questions on the master's thesis itself as well as an examination subject related to the subject of the master's thesis or a subject to which a cross-connection can be established.
    - Examination discussion about other study-related contents

    Assessment methods

    Module exam

    Teaching methods

    Independent work

    Language

    German

    Elective Module (6 ECTS of your choice)

    Elective Module Digitalization MODUL
    2.4 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Elective Module Communication MODUL
    2.4 SWS
    6 ECTS
    Elective Module Politics MODUL
    2.4 SWS
    6 ECTS

    Program type
    From 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.
     


    After graduation

    As a graduate of this program, a wide range of professional fields and career opportunities are open to you. Find out where your path can lead you.

    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.

    • Public administration at the EU, federal, state, district and community level

    • Companies, for example in the technology sector

    • PR/Public Affairs agencies

    • Media

    • Ministry cabinets

      • Parliament and parliamentary clubs

      • Political (sub) organizations and interest groups as well as organizations with political objectives

      • NGOs and NPOs

      • International organizations (UN, OSCE, etc.)


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