Computational Social Systems

An interdisciplinary M.Sc. program at RWTH Aachen University integrating skills and expertise about algorithmic systems and data science with social science theories and ethics

Basic Information
  •   Master of Science
  •   4 Semesters
  •   120 Credits
  •   English
  •   ~300€ per semester
  •   University Degree
  •   No NC

Overview

The goal of the international Master program in Computational Social Systems is to provide a new generation of scientists with skills and knowledge at the intersection of Computer Science, Social sciences, Cognitive Sciences and Ethics. This requires mastering

  • Algorithms and Data structures
  • Machine Learning Methods
  • Social Issues with Computational Social Systems
  • Challenges of Computational Social Systems and their moral consequences
Students of this program will be able to ask social and moral questions around the production and use of data in the individual, organizational and social context using methods from Computer Science and Data-Science.

For Computer Scientists

For Social- and Cognitive Scientists

The program offers the opportunity to apply their technical skills to critically evaluate, shape and reflect on the effects of digitalization on Individuals, Organisations, and the Society as a whole.
The program offers the opportunity to acquire the Programming and Data Science Expertise which would allow them to analyze social data and its relevance for Individuals, Organizations, and the Society as a whole.

When you graduate, you'll be able to

  • Collect data responsibly and efficiently
  • Process and clean the collected data
  • Apply the correct machine learning techniques
  • Asses the quality of machine learning models
  • Visualize your results and findings
  • Understand the challenges and social and moral consequences of social systems
  • Collaborate with other individuals to tackle big data problems
Compulsory Courses Supplementary Courses
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