Digitization, Politics and Communication

 

Digitization, Politics and Communication

Master course, part-time

Overview

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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Duration of course
4 Semester
Final degree
Master of Arts in Politics and Communication (MA)
24Study places
120ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Next start in summer semester 2021

Application deadline:
6th March 2020 to 1st February 2021

tuition fee

Once-off payment

€ 16.300,-1

+ ÖH premium per semester

 

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What you can offer

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.

What we offer you

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.

What makes this degree program special?

  • 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


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”.


What you will learn in the degree program

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

Lecture SWS ECTS
Einführung in die empirische Sozialforschung ILV

Einführung in die empirische Sozialforschung ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Christian Hummer, Lisa Stadtherr, BA BA MA

1.6 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.6 3
Ethik einer digitalen Gesellschaft ILV

Ethik einer digitalen Gesellschaft ILV

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

0.4 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.4 1
Grundlegende Konzepte der Informatik ILV

Grundlegende Konzepte der Informatik ILV

Lector: Dozent Univ.Lektor Dr. Andreas Klein, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Paulis, Paul Schmidinger, MA

3 SWS
5 ECTS

Language

German

3 5
Informationssysteme ILV

Informationssysteme ILV

Lector: Mag. Michaela Mader

1.4 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.4 2
Kollaborative Arbeitsweisen ILV

Kollaborative Arbeitsweisen ILV

Lector: Mag. Michaela Haug

0.8 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.8 1
Medien- und Kommunikationstheorien ILV

Medien- und Kommunikationstheorien ILV

Lector: Dr. Christian Böhmer, Paul Schmidinger, MA, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Schnider, Mag. Anna Thalhammer

2.2 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

2.2 4
Medienrecht und IT-Recht I VO

Medienrecht und IT-Recht I VO

Lector: Mag.a Victoria Abplanalp, BA, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó, Mag. Marie-Catherine Wagner

1.8 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.8 2
Netzwerk- und Web-Technologien ILV

Netzwerk- und Web-Technologien ILV

Lector: Eveline Prochaska, BSc MSc, Paul Schmidinger, MA

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Politische Theorien der Transformation ILV

Politische Theorien der Transformation ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, Mag. Wolfgang Tomaschitz, Mag. Dr. Florian Wenninger

1.8 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.8 3
Politisches System Österreichs in der EU ILV

Politisches System Österreichs in der EU ILV

Lector: Dr. Roman Pfefferle

0.8 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.8 1
Probebühne: Auftritt I UE

Probebühne: Auftritt I UE

Lector: Sebastian Gimbel, Eva-Maria Lass

1.2 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Language

German

1.2 0.5
Public Lecture I UE

Public Lecture I UE

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner

0.4 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.4 0.5
Symposium I UE

Symposium I UE

Lector: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Schnider

0.4 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.4 0.5
Visuelle Kommunikation ILV

Visuelle Kommunikation ILV

Lector: Dr. Petra Bernhardt, Mag. Wolfgang Tomaschitz

0.8 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.8 1
Wissenschaftliches Denken und wissenschaftliches Arbeiten ILV

Wissenschaftliches Denken und wissenschaftliches Arbeiten ILV

Lector: Lisa Stadtherr, BA BA MA

1.4 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Language

German

1.4 2.5

Lecture SWS ECTS
Aktuelle Spannungsfelder - repräsentative Demokratie und Transformation SE

Aktuelle Spannungsfelder - repräsentative Demokratie und Transformation SE

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Peter Grabner, Jörg Neumayer, MA, Mag. Wolfgang Tomaschitz

1.8 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Language

German

1.8 2.5
Anwendungsfelder visueller Kommunikation UE

Anwendungsfelder visueller Kommunikation UE

Lector: Dragan Antia-Tatic, Gerald Gartner, BA, Mag. Gerd Haselsteiner, Marcus Marschalek

2.6 SWS
4.5 ECTS

Language

German

2.6 4.5
Beteiligungsprozesse in der Praxis ILV

Beteiligungsprozesse in der Praxis ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Lanzer

0.8 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.8 1.5
Big Data-Technologien ILV

Big Data-Technologien ILV

Lector: Jochen Höfferer, MA, Ing. Brigitte Lutz, MSc

1.4 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

1.4 3
Customer Journey und Experience ILV

Customer Journey und Experience ILV

Lector: Bakk. Gerhard Loub, MSc

0.4 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.4 0.5
Integrierte Kommunikation ILV

Integrierte Kommunikation ILV

Lector: Paul Schmidinger, MA, Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Unterhuber

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2 3
Medienrecht und IT-Recht II VO

Medienrecht und IT-Recht II VO

Lector: Mag. Paul Eberstaller, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Forgó, Univ.-Ass. Mag. Ziga Škorjanc, Mag. iur. Felix Zopf

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Language

German

1 1.5
Probebühne: Auftritt II UE

Probebühne: Auftritt II UE

Lector: Eva-Maria Lass

0.8 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.8 0.5
Public Affairs ILV

Public Affairs ILV

Lector: Mag. Martin Stradal-Angelo

0.4 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.4 1
Quantitative und qualitative Methoden ILV

Quantitative und qualitative Methoden ILV

Lector: Gerald Forstner, Mag. Dr. Christian Hummer, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Andreas Schnider

3 SWS
4 ECTS

Language

German

3 4
Sicherheitstechnik ILV

Sicherheitstechnik ILV

Lector: Dozent Univ.Lektor Dr. Andreas Klein, FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Herbert Paulis, Eveline Prochaska, BSc MSc

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

2 2
Social Media und Community Management ILV

Social Media und Community Management ILV

Lector: Lukas Bauer, Mag. Wolfgang Tomaschitz

1 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Language

German

1 1.5
Techniken der Digitalisierung ILV

Techniken der Digitalisierung ILV

Lector: Mag. Ulrike Huemer

1.6 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.6 2
Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten UE

Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten UE

Lector: Gerald Forstner

1.2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Language

German

1.2 2.5

Lecture SWS ECTS
Ausgewählte Kapitel und Geschäftsmodelle der Digitalisierung ILV

Ausgewählte Kapitel und Geschäftsmodelle der Digitalisierung ILV

3 SWS
4.5 ECTS

Language

German

3 4.5
Campaigning ILV

Campaigning ILV

1.8 SWS
3.5 ECTS

Language

German

1.8 3.5
Critical Data Studies ILV

Critical Data Studies ILV

2.2 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German

2.2 3
Crossmediales Storytelling ILV

Crossmediales Storytelling ILV

1.4 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

1.4 2
Digital Leadership ILV

Digital Leadership ILV

1.4 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Language

German

1.4 2.5
Forschungsdesign ILV

Forschungsdesign ILV

3 SWS
5.5 ECTS

Language

German

3 5.5
Intelligente Systeme ILV

Intelligente Systeme ILV

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Language

German

2 2.5
Krisenkommunikation ILV

Krisenkommunikation ILV

0.8 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.8 1.5
Politische Institutionen zwischen Stabilität und Agilität ILV

Politische Institutionen zwischen Stabilität und Agilität ILV

1.6 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Language

German

1.6 2.5
Probebühne: Auftritt III UE

Probebühne: Auftritt III UE

0.8 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.8 0.5
Präsentation UE

Präsentation UE

0.8 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.8 0.5
Public Lecture II ILV

Public Lecture II ILV

0.4 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.4 0.5
Strategien visueller Kommunikation ILV

Strategien visueller Kommunikation ILV

0.8 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

0.8 1

Lecture SWS ECTS
Masterarbeit ILV

Masterarbeit ILV

0 SWS
18 ECTS

Language

German

0 18
Masterarbeitencoaching ILV

Masterarbeitencoaching ILV

3.2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Language

German

3.2 2.5
Masterarbeitenworkshop ILV

Masterarbeitenworkshop ILV

1.6 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

1.6 1
Masterprüfung UE

Masterprüfung UE

0 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German

0 2
Symposium II UE

Symposium II UE

0.8 SWS
0.5 ECTS

Language

German

0.8 0.5

Wahlpflichtmodul (6 ECTS nach Wahl*)

Lecture SWS ECTS
Wahlpflichtmodul Digitalisierung MODUL 2.4 6
Wahlpflichtmodul Kommunikation MODUL 2.4 6
Wahlpflichtmodul Politik MODUL 2.4 6

Program type and times
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.
Language of Instruction
German

Open Lectures

You also have the opportunity to attend selected open courses from other degree programs or departments. You can find the registration details here.

Costs1

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 funding and scholarships.


Career Opportunities

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.)


Admission

  • 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.
  • Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates

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.

Studying with disabilities

You want to apply for the course and require support due to a disability, chronic illness or restriction?
Please contact:
Mag.a Ursula Weilenmann

Gender & Diversity Management
barrierefrei@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Contact

Secretary's office

Paul Schmidinger, MA
Course coordinator
Favoritenstraße 226
1100 Vienna
T: +43 606 68 77-3984
paul.schmidinger@fh-campuswien.ac.at
dpk@fh-campuswien.ac.at

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Lisa Stadtherr, BA BA MA
Course coordinator
Favoritenstraße 226
1100 Vienna
T: +43 606 68 77-2742
lisa.stadtherr@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester
by agreement

Cooperations and Campusnetzwerk

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