Basic goals of the programme are:
- to engage students in the study and understanding of reciprocity of influence between contemporary society and new information and communication technologies;
- to provide students with qualifications for critical empirical research of social phenomena and regularities, related to new technologies, and
- to qualify students for the planning of information systems in contemporary social environment.
The programme offers theoretical starting points for the analysis of consequences, born out of new information technologies from various fields – from everyday life and organizations, to politics and global society. The programme also embraces methodological-statistical knowledge and skills for empirical analysis of social regularities, stemming from the use of modern technologies. At the same time, the programme also strives to present adequate information instruments for the analysis of increasing quantities of information in contemporary societies, and for participation in planning and implementation of information systems in organizations and institutions of Public Administration on local and state level and in private organizations.
- analytic skills,
- command of research methods, procedures and processes in social science research of internet social phenomena and development of critical thinking and self-critical attitude to assessment and interpretation of social research results,
- ability to apply social science, information and methodological skills in practice,
- professional autonomy,
- development of communication abilities and skills in project planning and results announcement, and their translation into decisions,
- ethical reflections and commitment to professional ethics in the gathering, analyzing and interpretation of data, stemming from contemporary society,
- cooperation, group work in local and international environment in the phases of project planning, management and implementation.
Master study of Social Informatics represents a continuation and specialization of the first level study of social informatics. This is an interdisciplinary and integrative study of key questions of social, cultural, socially psychological, organizational and political nature, that are born out of technological changes, in particular related to the new, information-communication technologies.