Master's study programme

Informatics in Contemporary Society

The study programme deepens the basic knowledge from the first level with new knowledge in the field of information technology. It also expends methodological knowledge and educates future information system managers, user experience designers, project managers, analysts and decision-makers capable of understanding the meaning and use of ICT in society.

The graduates will:

  • Enhance their basic knowledge in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) with complex knowledge on the security of electronic business, all aspects of computerization of an organization, the implementation of projects in the field of ICT (development of new technologies or work methods) and information systems;
  • Deepen methodological knowledge with a comprehensive set of quantitative and qualitative research methods;
  • Deepen the understanding of state-of-the-art social concepts to better understand the meaning and use of ICT in modern society, and to develop critical thinking. This framework includes knowledge of sociology, political science, economics, entrepreneurship, informatics, communication …

The study programme is carried out as a full-time and part-time mode of study.

The full-time study is free for employed students as well.

The annual tuition fee for a year of the part-time study is € 2.500 and can be paid for in 4 instalments.

The full price list for the academic year 2020/21 can be accessed here.

Enrolment into the first year

In addition to the graduates of the first level programme Informatics in Contemporary Society, the following individuals can be enrolled in the first year of the master’s programme Informatics in Contemporary Society:

  • Who has completed a bachelor’s study programme in the fields of computer science and informatics or social science or business informatics, which belong to the study fields of social sciences and business and administrative studies, and achieved at least 180 ECTS;
  • Who has completed a bachelor’s study programme in other professional fields that belong to the study fields of social sciences and business and administrative studies. Based on a written application for enrolment, the competent faculty authority prescribes additional study obligations to the candidate in the range of maximum 18 ECTS;
  • Who has completed a bachelor’s study programme in other fields of study; Based on a written application for enrolment, the competent faculty authority prescribes additional study obligations to the candidate in the range of maximum 24 ECTS.

For graduates of higher professional study programmes adopted before 11. 06. 2004, the provisions for graduates of bachelor’s study programmes shall apply mutatis mutandis.

Enrolment into the second year

In addition to first-year students of the master’s programme Informatics in Contemporary Society, the following individuals can be enrolled in the second year of the master’s programme Informatics in Contemporary Society:

  • Who completed a study programme for obtaining a university education, adopted before 11. 06. 2004, in the fields of computer science and informatics. The competent FIS authority prescribes additional study obligations to the candidate in the range of maximum 6 ECTS;
  • Who completed a study programme for obtaining a university education, adopted before 11. 06. 2004, in the fields of social sciences or business informatics, which belong to the field of study of social sciences and business and administrative studies. The competent FIS authority prescribes additional study obligations to the candidate in the range of maximum 12 ECTS;
  • Who completed a study programme for obtaining a university education, adopted before 11. 06. 2004, in other professional fields that fall into the field of study of social sciences and business and administrative studies. The competent FIS authority prescribes additional study obligations to the candidate in the range of maximum 30 ECTS;
  • Who completed a study programme for obtaining a university education, adopted before 11. 06. 2004, in other fields of study. The competent FIS authority prescribes additional study obligations to the candidate in the range of maximum 45 ECTS.

Applications for transitions between other programmes, specialist study programmes, scientific master’s study programmes and second-cycle master’s studies are considered individually by the competent FIS authority.

To advance from the first to the second year, the student must acquire at least 45 ECTS from the first year.

The faculty may allow the student to advance to a higher year, even if the required conditions are not met, in the following circumstances: maternity, prolonged illness, exceptional family or social circumstances, participation in top cultural, sports or professional events.

A student who does not meet the conditions for enrolling in a higher year may repeat a year once during their studies or change their study programme or course due to non-fulfilment of obligations in the previous study programme or course. It is not possible to repeat the second year because an additional year (absolventski staž) is intended for fulfilling the missing obligations.

In accordance with the applicable legislation, a student’s student status may be extended for a maximum of one year if the student:

  • Does not enrol in a higher year for justified reasons;
  • Does not graduate within 12 months after the end of the last semester for justified reasons;
  • Gives birth during their studies.

Depending on their academic achievements, the student may complete the study in a shorter period of time than provided for in the study programme.

The condition for the completion of studies is the successful completion of all study obligations prescribed by the programme and a successful defence of a master’s thesis. The student completes the study after acquiring all 120 ECTS provided by the study programme.

Upon completion of the study, the graduate receives a master’s degree, which is a public document.

The master’s study programme is implemented in the form of full-time and part-time study.

Part-time study takes place in Novo mesto. The syllabus, exam periods, lecturers and conditions for the advancement of students to a higher year are the same as in full-time study.

Students of the master’s programme Informatics in Contemporary Society will obtain the following competences:

  • Knowledge and understanding of cultural and social processes and the ability for their complex analysis;
  • Use of methodological tools, i.e. conducting, coordinating and organizing research, using various research methods and techniques;
  • Ability to formulate original ideas, concepts and solutions to certain problems;
  • Ethical reflection and commitment to professional ethics in the social environment, respecting the principles of non-discrimination and multiculturalism;
  • Development of critical and self-critical judgment;
  • Ability of flexible application of knowledge in practice;
  • Striving for quality of professional work through autonomy, (self-) criticism, (self-) reflection and (self-) evaluation of the professional work;
  • Ability to identify and take advantage of opportunities presented in the work and social environment (which are manifested as an entrepreneurial spirit and active citizenship);
  • Knowledge and understanding of interactions between ICT and modern society;
  • Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of ICT applications in modern society;
  • Ability to plan and manage organizational and information changes in the organization, which are necessary for the introduction or updating of ICT and its quality use;
  • Ability for independent and autonomous use, control and maintenance of ICT in the organization.

Students of the master’s programme Informatics in Contemporary Society will also obtain course-specific competences.

Curriculum

1st year2nd yearElective courses
Virtual CommunitiesThesis SeminarQuality of Data
Analysis of qualitative dataModeling of decision making processesManagement of Information and Communication Systems
Quantitative AnalysisTesting, Evaluation an Auditing of Information SystemsUser Experience
Management Information SystemsElective course 3Agent Based Modelling
User Experience DesignElective course 4Advanced Statistical Methods
Information Technology ProjectsMaster's thesisConstraint Management in Organisations
Security of Electronic CommerceMultimedia systems
Informatisation of OrganisationInternet Research
Elective course 1Data mining
Elective course 2Decision models, Decision Support Systems
Knowledge Management
Processes and Document Systems
Computer Forensics
Biometrics
Big Data Analysis
Basics of Information Security
Internet of Things and Innovative Technologies
Contemporary Social Theories
Social Aspects of Information Technologies

The programme lasts 2 years and is divided into 4 semesters. It contains 15 courses, of which 11 are compulsory and 4 are elective. It ends with the preparation of a master’s thesis. Consequently, in the third semester, the student selects a mentor for the master’s thesis, with whom they prepare a draft thesis through consultations. In the fourth semester, the student completes two elective courses and prepares and defends their master’s thesis.

Virtual Communities

Analysis of qualitative data 

Quantitative Analysis

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LECTURER:  doc. dr. Nuša Erman

ECTS:

Management Information Systems

User Experience Design

Security of Electronic Commerce

Informatisation of Organisation

Elective course 1

ECTS: 5

Elective course 2

ECTS: 5

Modeling of decision making processes

Testing, Evaluation an Auditing of Information Systems

Elective course 3

ECTS: 5

Elective course 4

ECTS: 5

Master’s thesis

ECTS: 30

Quality of Data

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ECTS:

Management of Information and Communication Systems

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ECTS: 5

User Experience

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ECTS: 5

Agent Based Modelling

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ECTS: 5

Advanced Statistical Methods

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ECTS: 5

Constraint Management in Organisations

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ECTS: 5

Multimedia systems

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ECTS: 5

Internet Research

Data mining

Decision models, Decision Support Systems 

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ECTS: 5

Knowledge Management

Processes and Document Systems

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ECTS: 5

Biometrics

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ECTS: 5

Big Data Analysis

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ECTS: 5 KT

Basics of Information Security 

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ECTS: 5

Internet of Things and Innovative Technologies

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ECTS: 5

Contemporary Social Theories 

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ECTS: 5

Social Aspects of Information Technologies

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ECTS: