Computational Social Science


Linköping University    Graduate School

Full time August MSc 2 years
Computer Science (8) Sociology (33)

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The Computational Social Science programme offers a unique opportunity to explore society and human behaviour using statistical and computational methods. By analyzing vast amounts of data, you'll gain insights into important social questions. With a strong foundation in social research principles and cutting-edge computational techniques, you'll be equipped to tackle issues such as income inequality, cultural diffusion, and political change. This programme is ideal for those with a Bachelor's degree in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, computer sciences, or engineering. Graduates can pursue various career paths, including data analysis, marketing, sales, policy analysis, and even further academic research opportunities.

About the course

Use statistical and computational methods to understand society and human behaviour. The programme prepares you to harness complex data and advanced computational tools to address these and other important social questions.

The increased integration of technology into our lives has created unprecedented volumes of data on everyday human behaviour. Troves of detailed social data related to choices, affiliations, preferences and interests are now digitally archived by internet service providers, media companies, other private-sector firms, and governments. New computational approaches based on predictive modeling, agent-based simulations, text analysis, and network science make it possible to analyse these data in insightful and novel ways.

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Entry Requirements

Entry requirements
- Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen within one of the following subject areas: - humanitiesm - cultural studies, - social sciences
- behavioural sciences, - natural sciences, - computer sciences, - engineering-sciences or equivalent

- English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B), normally attested by means of an English language test.


Fees

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees. All others: 229,000 SEK (approx. 21,000 USD/ 19,800 Euro)

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Scholarships

Free of charge for EU-citizens

Value of Scholarship(s)

Free of charge for EU-citizens

Eligibility

Free of charge for EU-citizens

Application Procedure

Free of charge for EU-citizens


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LiU International Scholarships are aimed at supporting international students with significant academic potential from countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) who are required to pay tuition fees. We offer a limited number of LiU International Scholarships to new students. The tuition fees for a student awarded a LiU International Scholarship are reduced by 25, 50, 75 or 100%.

Value of Scholarship(s)

25-75% tuition fee waiver

Eligibility

Students who have applied for a master’s programme at Linköping University on time (15 January , AND
- have chosen a master’s programme at Linköping University as their first priority
(ranked as number 1 of 4) AND
- have been admitted to their first choice in the First Notification of Selection Results
(6 April 2018), AND
- are required to pay tuition fees.

Application Procedure

Admitted students will be invited to apply in early April.


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