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Master in Computational Social Science

Graduate School of Economics and Political Science

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Direction
Prof. Margarita Torre Fernández, Prof. Iñaki Úcar Marqués
Language
English
Attendance
On-campus
Credits
60 ECTS
Campus
Madrid - Puerta de Toledo
Applications

 Open 

☛  Places available: 35

Departments
Carlos III-Juan March Institute of Social Sciences (IC3JM), UC3M-Santander Big Data Institute (IBiDat), Social Sciences Department, Statistics Department, Computer Science and Engineering Department

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  • Inicio

    Digital technology has revolutionized society and the way we study it. Much of human interaction is recorded in the form of a digital footprint, and analyzing it allows us to gain an unprecedented understanding of society and how it works. In this new context, the figure of the computational social scientist emerges. This new profile combines the characteristics of the social scientist with new computational approaches based on predictive modeling, text analysis and network science to analyze society in a new and revealing way.

    The Master in Computational Social Science offers specialized training in cutting-edge computational and quantitative analysis techniques oriented to the study of the Social Sciences. This program prepares you to take advantage of complex data and advanced computational tools to understand society and human behavior.

    The Master is preferably geared towards students with a background in Social Sciences, Economics, Communication and Law, and prepares them to work in the professional and academic fields, and to lead and supervise interdisciplinary teams in the field of Computational Social Sciences.

     

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    reasons to study master in Computational Social Science

    │MASTER IN NUMBERS

    • ☛ Maximum 35 students per class
    • 90% of professors with Ph.D. degree
    • ☛ The demand for computational social scientists has grown quickly in recent years and is expected to grow even more in the future.
  • CURRICULUM
  • FACULTY

    Detailed information about the Master's faculty 

    UC3M FACULTY

    • KAISER REMIRO, REGINA
      Department of Statistics
      Associate Professor, Deputy Director of Teaching
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • NOGALES MARTÍN, FRANCISCO JAVIER
      Department of Statistics
      Full Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • SÁNCHEZ, ANXO
      Department of Mathematics, GISC
      Full Professor of Applied Mathematics
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • TORRE FERNÁNDEZ, MARGARITA
      Department of Social Sciences
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV
    • ÚCAR, IÑAKI​
      Department of Statistics
      Visiting Professor
      PhD
      Brief CV

    EXTERNAL FACULTY

    • ÁLVAREZ LIÉBANA, JAVIER
      Assistant Professor
      PhD
      UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
    • CIMENTADA, JORGE
      Senior Data Scientist
      PhD
      EDREAMS ODIGEO
    • DAZA ARANZAES, SEBASTIÁN
      Senior Data Scientist
      PhD
      LOOKIERO
    • FERNÁNDEZ, CARLA
      Senior Data Scientist
      Engineer
      PIPERLAB
    • IRAZABAL, ELEN
      Artificial Intelligence Specialist
      Graduate in Law
      ADVOCATUSAI
    • KOLIC, BLAS
      Postdoctoral Fellow
      PhD
      IMDEA NETWORKS & INSTITUTO DE BIG DATA UC3M-SANTANDER
    • LLORENTE PINTO, ALEJANDRO
      Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer (COO)
      PhD
      PIPERLAB
    • MEDINA PÉREZ, MARÍA
      Senior Data Scientist
      Engineer
      MICROSOFT
    • NOGUERA FERRER, JOSÉ ANTONIO
      Department of Sociology
      Associate Professor, Director of the Analytical Sociology Group
      PhD
      UNIVERSITAT AUTÒNOMA DE BARCELONA
    • TORRIJOS CARUDA, CARMEN
      Expert in Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation and Technology Integration
      Master
      PRODIGIOSO VOLCÁN
  • ADMISSION
    • ADMISSION

      Application

      The request is made electronically through our application. Before starting the admission process, please, read the following information:

      REQUIREMENTS

      In accordance with Royal Decree 822/2021, to be admitted to the Master of Computational Social Sciences, it will be necessary to have a Spanish university Bachelor degree or another oficial university degree issued by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that allows access to graduate education.

      Access to the master's degree is open to university graduates in Social and Human Sciences: Political Science and Sociology, Demography, Economic Sciences, Journalism and Communication, Health Sciences, International Studies, Global Studies, Business Administration and Management, Geography and other degrees related or combined with these areas.

      Graduates of all these branches of access must take and pass two formative complements as a mandatory requirement for access to the master's degree.
       

      FORMATIVE COMPLEMENTS

      Prior to the beginning of the academic year, all students must complete the formative complements in Basic Statistics (3 ECTS) and Introduction to R programming (3 ECTS) that are indicated in the Curriculum. However, students who consider it unnecessary should contact the Master's Coordinator justifying their reasons and accrediting previous training in the specified fields.

      The dates and schedules of the Formative Complements can be consulted here.
       

      ADMISSION CRITERIA

      The student selection will be made on the following criteria:

      ADMISSION CRITERIA WEIGHTING
      Academic record of studies access 50%
      English proficiency level higher than the minimum required (B2 according to the European Framework) 10%
      Courses or non-regulated training related to the areas of knowledge of the Master's program 10%
      Professional experience related to the areas of knowledge of the master's degree. 10%
      Qualifications obtained in subjects essential  for studying the master's degree 10%
      Motivation, interest and letters of recommendation 5%
      Others 5%

      The documentation should preferably be submitted in the language in which the master's degree is taught (English). 

      Language requirements

      Check the general language requirements required to study a Master’s at UC3M, depending on whether it is in Spanish, English or bilingual.

      students with foreign university degrees

      Once admitted to the Master’s, students with university degrees issued by a higher education institution belonging to an educational system outside the EHEA, must provide, for enrolment, the diploma, legalized by diplomatic procedures or by means of The Hague Apostille. They must also submit the transcript of records, with the grade point average, duly legalized.

      More information about Legalization of Foreign Documents.

      If needed, documents must be accompanied by an official sworn translation into Spanish.

    • ENROLLMENT

      TUITION FEES*

      Reservation fee: €600 

      • it will be paid once the student receives notification of admission to the master’s, and deducted from the first tuition payment
      • the reservation fee will only be refunded if the master program is cancelled

      60 ECTS in the first academic year:

      • EU students: €6,600 (€110/ECTS credit)
      • Non EU students: €9,900 (€165/ECTS credit)

      ✎│Tuition fees
       

      NOTE: the indicated public prices do not include in any case, neither the ECTS corresponding to the Formative Complements that the student must take (only master's degrees with previous Formative Complements), nor the cost of issuing the master’s degree certificate.

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      * Current fees for the 23/24 academic year, pending approval by the Community of Madrid for the 24/25 academic year.

      Additional information

      • You may enrol on the master’s degree after completing the admission process and receiving formal confirmation of your acceptance.
      • When performing the enrolment you can choose between Full-time enrolment or Part-time enrolment.
      • The email address provided upon enrolment will be used for formal communications; students are therefore kindly requested to check their mail regularly.
      • Pursuant to the regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, a student failing to pay any part of the fees will not be admitted and the enrolment process will be terminated. In cases of cancellation of enrolment due to non-payment, the University may demand the payment of the pending amounts for enrolment in previous academic courses as a prior condition of enrolment.
        No diploma or certificate will be issued if a student has any outstanding payments.

      ✎│Enrolment master’s programmes

      ✎│ECTS credits recognition

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    UC3M SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025

    CALL AM01-24/25 *

    For the academic year 2024-2025 a call has been published for a maximum of 3 scholarships for payment of the net enrolment fees for students accepted into the Master’s, with the following provision:

    • 3 scholarships of €1,500

    To apply, you must have completed the application for admission to the Master’s.
     

    Application deadline: May 31, 2024
     

    Partial resolutions:

    • first partial resolution: published on 8/3/2024
    • second partial resolution: published on 23/5/2024
    • third partial resolution: from June 20, 2024

    * The number of grants and amounts specified in the call, may vary depending on the conditions of the candidates who apply to them, can be even deserted as assessed by the Selection Committee for each program.

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    General information on scholarships

    For more information on specific scholarships of interest awarded by UC3M and by other agencies or organisations.

    🎓 │ Scholarships to study a University Master

  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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    MASTER’S COURSE SCHEDULE

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    FORMATIVE COMPLEMENTS

    📌 The schedules of the Formative Complements for the 2024/25 academic year will be published soon.

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    VIRTUAL SECRETARIAT

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    Material Resources of the programme

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