Sociological Research in Digital Society

39.03.01In english and russian

Level of education Bachelor

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 4 years

Main courses
  • Theory and History of Sociology
  • Research Methodology and Methods in Sociology
  • Mathematical Methods in Sociology
  • Sociology of Digital Communications
  • Simulation Modelling
  • Methods of Social Information Processing and Analysis
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation Using SPSS and R
  • Digital Society Economy
  • Intercultural Communication in Digital Society
  • Sociological Studies of Digital Economy
  • Fuzzy Modelling
  • Big Data in Sociological Studies
  • Sociology of culture and cultural communications
  • Globalisation and virtualisation of society
  • Social capital and human resource management in the network society
  • Network Analysis in Sociology
Our advantages
  • The bachelor’s programme ‘Sociological Research in Digital Society’ is designed to train specialists who study the processes and phenomena of the contemporary digital society using modern digital technologies of data analysis, Big Data, and network analysis
  • While studying, students acquire practical skills in: the field of research in the digital environment; and planning and managing the processes of socio-economic development in various areas of the digital society
  • The programme provides academic humanities knowledge together with applied digital competences
  • The programme combines the traditions of classical sociological education with training of highly qualified specialists in information technology
  • The programme focuses on the practice of using cutting-edge digital technology in sociological research
  • Students study and master cutting-edge digital technologies for data collection and analysis
  • Students are trained to work in a wide range of fields: digital economy and culture; international relations; and public administration
  • Students acquire practical skills in: the field of research in the digital environment; planning and managing the processes of socio-economic development; and developing and implementing innovative projects in various areas of the digital society
  • The programme develops self-study skills. Students have an opportunity to build their individual educational paths and are prepared for continuous professional development
  • The programme is relevant and our graduates are much-in-demand in the labour market
  • The programme gives its graduates a platform to continue their studies in master’s and doctoral programmes
International relations

Students have an opportunity to take part in academic mobility programmes.There are over 300 leading universities in Europe, America and Asia among partner universities. Depending on the programme, students may qualify for a scholarship and either paid or free accommodation in a hall of residence. The list of academic mobility programmes is updated annually. All up-to-date information can be found on the St Petersburg University International Affairs website in the Students Exchange Programme section.

Examples of Academic partners:

  • Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, ​​Republic of Korea
  • Charles University (the Czech Republic)
  • Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany)
  • The Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University (Germany)
Career opportunities

The programme is interdisciplinary and covers a broad scope of knowledge. This will enable graduates to carry out professional activities in the following areas

Among the prospective jobs are:

  • Sociological analyst
  • Specialist in organising sociological and marketing research
  • Expert in sociological expertise
  • Specialist consultant in sociological expertise and the application of its findings in sociology and economy
  • PR specialist
  • Project manager
  • Social consultant and social audit specialist
  • Marketing analyst
  • Digital tutor
  • Social media analyst
  • Data analyst
  • R&D manager
  • SMM manager