Digitalisation in Work and Society

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If you’re interested in how digital technologies might reshape how we work, organise, and govern, this new, multidisciplinary master track is the right fit for you.

Key Facts & Figures

Type
Master
Degree
MSc
Mode of study
Full-time
Instruction language
English
Duration
1 year
Study points (EC)
60
Start date
September
Application Deadline (EEA)
15 June
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The study programme in a nutshell

This master:

  • Provides multiple perspectives and tools to study digital transformation technologies in the changing world of work.
  • Is a new, multidisciplinary master that deals with technologies which have been at the forefront of the popular and academic imagination.
  • Offers professional skill development to work in organisational contexts pervaded with technological innovations.
  • Has dedicated professors from the fields of psychology, sociology, and public administration teaching classes together to offer different viewpoints.
  • Organises field trips to organisations to get an understanding of current developments in the field.

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What you will learn

The programme elaborates on questions such as the type of work that is affected by these technologies and how, the kind of perspectives and (in)equalities this brings about and for whom, the ethical and privacy concerns that may rise, and how we might deal with the consequences of these technologies on the individual, organisational, and societal level. It provides you with tools to navigate these issues, to develop your own understanding of them and to be able to advance technological interventions or intervene in them.   

Programme overview

Is this the right programme for you?

Rapid digital transformations, such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and algorithms, change the organisation of work. This raises questions on the individual, organisational, and societal level. For example:

  • How does AI reshape collaboration and communication among employees?
  • Are hierarchical relationships at work restructured by robotisation?
  • Does platformisation influence our understanding of self-employed workers?

The programme provides you with multiple perspectives and tools to study digital technologies in the changing world of work (building on insights from Psychology, Sociology, and Public Administration).

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Career opportunities after graduation

Understanding of how digital technologies (re)shape organisational dynamics and how to intervene is key whether you will be a policy maker, a consultant, an HR advisor, a teacher and/or a researcher.

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