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PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The Graduate Programme in Social Information Systems enables students to develop the skills needed in order to understand and improve the interaction between people, information and technology. To this end, the Programme teaches relevant theory, principles and best practices stemming not only from computer and information science but also from social sciences.

WHY CHOOSE TO ATTEND?

The Master programme in Social Information Systems is designed for:

  • Professionals from any domain who want to understand how social technologies can improve the way they interact and engage with the public (e.g., public health, education, non-profits, companies in the private sector, marketing and communications).
  • Information professionals looking to improve the way their organisation shares information with and engages employees, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Graduates of technical programmes who have realised that they require better skills in the social side of information systems.
  • IT developers and Web designers who want to better understand the human motivations and behaviours that will influence how the systems they design and/or develop will be used and whether they will be successful.
  • Professionals who want to analyse the use of social information systems (i.e., user-generated content) and to learn about and from the public (business intelligence, marketing).
  • People interested in designing next-generation systems that will make the world a better place (e.g., crowdsourcing, collective intelligence).
  • Entrepreneurs in IT, app development, etc.
  • Researchers at all levels.

Graduates of the Programme may be employed in applied or research contexts, using the specialised knowledge and training that are offered through the two academic concentrations. Employment opportunities include the following:

  • Web designer / online community designer
  • Project manager (Web development)
  • Web/mobile communication strategist
  • Content manager; information / records manager
  • Information analyst; business intelligence specialist; marketing research specialist
  • Information services specialist
  • Entrepreneur (IT)
  • Researcher / Web scientist

 

European Credit Units - ECTS: 120

Teaching Language: Greek

Level of Studies: Postgraduate

Title to be Awarded: Magister Scientiae (MSc)

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The minimum requirement for admission to a postgraduate programme is an undergraduate degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution.

Solid command of the English language, as a significant part of the bibliography, is in English.

Competency in the use of computers for personal and networked (Web / social media) applications.

TUITION FEES

The total cost of the fees for this postgraduate programme is 5,400 Euro. 

APPLICATIONS

The Programme is no longer available for admission. 

In order to obtain the postgraduate degree, it is necessary to attend and successfully pass an examination in six (6) semester modules and to prepare a Master Thesis.


The students, under the supervision and guidance of their professors, are obliged to prepare two (2) written assignments for each module and after getting the necessary grades, they will have the right to participate in the final exam.


Each student can choose up to 30 ECTS per semester. Choosing 30 ECTS is equivalent to full-time study while choosing less than 30 ECTS is considered part-time.


During the first year of study, students attend the three (3) core modules of the programme and one (1) elective. The choice of direction is made after the end of the second semester with the selection of the respective direction modules for the second year of study.

During the second year, the students attend two more compulsory modules. Also, during the second year, the Master Thesis is prepared. Selection of the topic of the Thesis can be submitted after the completion of the three compulsory Modules of the programme (of the 1st year).

The Master Thesis

1) contributes new knowledge to research on Social Information Systems

2) contributes knowledge to a more applied level (e.g. design/implementation of a system/method).


The programme offers the following 2 directions:

  • Analysis of Social Information Systems.  
  • Designing of Social Information Systems.  

 

1st Year of Studies

Core courses

KPS 514: Information in Social Systems

KPS 510: Web Technologies

OR

KPS 516: Data Tools for Social Science

KPS 524: Social Computing

KPS 522: Social Network Analysis

KPS 513: Empirical Research Methods

2nd Year of Studies

Concentration – Analysis of Social Information Systems

KPS 611: Web and Social Media Analytics (specialization)

KPS 522: Social Network Analysis

KPS 701: Thesis (30 ECTS, full-time)

KPS 701A: Thesis (10 ECTS, part-time)

KPS 701B: Thesis (20 ECTS, part-time)

Concentration – Design of Social Information Systems

KPS 612: Online Communities and Design (specialization)

KPS 522: Social Network Analysis

KPS 701: Thesis (30 ECTS, full-time)

KPS 701A: Thesis (10 ECTS, part-time)

KPS 701B: Thesis (20 ECTS, part-time)

KPS 510: Web Technologies, 10 ects

KPS 513: Empirical Research Methods, 10 ects

KPS 514: Information in Social Systems, 20 ects

KPS 516: Data Tools for Social Science, 10 ects

KPS 522: Social Network Analysis, 10 ects

KPS 524: Social Computing, 20 ects

KPS 611: Web and Social Media Analytics (specialization), 20 ects

KPS 612: Online Communities and Design (specialization), 20 ects

KPS 701: Master Thesis, 30 ects

Academic Personnel

Otterbacher Jahna, Associate Professor, Academic Coordinatorjahna.otterbacher@ouc.ac.cy, 0035722411903

Adjunct Faculty (Tutors)

Demetris Antoniades, KPS611, demetris.antoniades@ouc.ac.cy

For additional information, please contact Ms. Marianna Prodromou (prodromou@ouc.ac.cy), 00357-22411651 or/and Ms. Xenia Pavli, (xenia.pavli1@ouc.ac.cy), 00357-22411968.