Master in Digital Society


Master in Digital Society


This program will provide students with diverse training with rigorous and up-to-date multidisciplinary knowledge on the digital society and culture and will provide the skills necessary to assess and manage the social, cultural and communication dimensions of the digital practice. In particular:


  • To master the literature on the digital society and culture, including a set of key terms both in absolute terms and applied to the area of the course.
  • Ability to research, analyze and interpret scientific production on digital society in an autonomous way.
  • To understand the reciprocal relationships between technological, social, cultural and political contexts in the history of digital transformation.
  • Ability to evaluate and critically analyze the impacts of digital transformation on today's society at its different levels and spheres.
  • Ability to apply acquired knowledge and skills in new environments and contexts.
  • Ability to conceive, design and monitor social, cultural and outreach initiatives implemented in digital environments, both in public and business organizations and aimed at different audiences.
  • Ability to research, write and present an original scientific work, embodied in the final dissertation.


Career opportunities

This master will provide a broad understanding of the ethical and practical complexities of the digital society, to dialogue with the various stakeholders and actors - from organizations to audiences, that is, from producers to consumers - and to facilitate transparent, secure and democratic implementation of sociotechnical systems.

Skills developed within this master programme are crucial in various professional areas, such as marketing, communications and public relations, design and management of digital strategies in companies and public institutions, information management in online communities, digital journalism, curation and digital management of art and heritage, teaching and education, digital policy (municipalities and government institutions) and legislation on security and privacy.


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Tuition fee

Portuguese students: 1250Euros/year

Foreign students: 7000 Euros/year


PhaseDates Results
1st phase23rd june to 22nd july 2021

Until 27th of july

2nd phase23rd august to 15th september

Until 20th of september

Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable rate of 100 euros, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, leaving the candidate excluded.


Entrance requirements for the 2021/2022 academic year

Vacancies for 2021/2022:


Admission rules:

a. Holders of a first cycle degree or legal equivalent.

b. Holders of a foreign first cycle degree organized in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State that adopted it.

c. Holders of foreign academic degrees considered as fulfilling the objectives of the first cycle degree by the Scientific Council of the School of Sciences and Technology.

d. Holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum that attests to the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the School of Sciences and Technology.

Course coordinator:

Professora Maria Paula Diogo

Registration and Accreditation


Registration number R/A-Cr 179/2021 on 15/06/2021


Publication date of the accreditation decision: 20/05/2021

Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2020

About the Department of Applied Social Sciences

The Applied Social Sciences Department (DCSA) guarantees, at the NOVA School of Science and Technology, the teaching and the research in areas outside the basic sciences and engineering, giving thus our students a structured training in the field of applied social sciences, what passes by having competency in the fields of expression and communication, the relationship between science / technology / society (history, philosophy and contemporary thought) ethics, work organization and economy, management and entrepreneurship.

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