Digital Methods of Data Analysis and Visualization and Social Research | Master's Degree Program | Altai State University

The digital space aggregates huge amounts of data every day, which any organization can adapt to its own tasks. The difficulty lies only in analyzing the information. The Institute for the Humanities offers a unique educational program that trains digital researchers in social space. Digital analysts are able to process data into simple, easy-to-understand dashboards that become the foundation for building predictions and form the basis for strategic decisions for business and public enterprise development.


39.04.01 Sociology


Digital Methods of Data Analysis and Visualization and Social Research

Learning mode

  • Full-time education, 2 years;
  • Evening training, 2 years 3 months.

State-funded places


Employer-sponsored places


Fee-paying places


Tuition fees per semester in 2023 / 2024 academic year

25 320 - 56 850 ₽

Entrance test

Sociology major exam (written)

Passing score in 2022


What training you get

In the course of study, students will acquire the skills to:
  • conducting sociological research in the social field in the planning, collection, processing, and analysis phases of the resulting data;
  • design and conduct research (independently or as part of a project team) to diagnose, assess, optimize social indicators, processes and relations based on digital methods of data analysis and visualization
  • development of social recommendations for solving social problems based on the analysis of primary and secondary information;
  • statistical analysis of empirical data using modern software and digital information processing tools;
  • development and implementation of applied marketing research;
  • designing, implementing, and disseminating the results of public opinion research projects using digital analytical methods.

Core disciplines

  • data analysis in SPSS,
  • visual analytics,
  • qualitative analysis of sociological data,
  • theory and practice of Internet research.

Career opportunities and graduates

Graduates of the educational program implement their professional competencies in:

  • state and municipal authorities, commercial organizations,
  • mass media,
  • consulting firms,
  • marketing agencies,
  • research institutions and organizations.


  • Program Head - Maria Ivanovna Cherepanova, Doctor of Sociology, Professor of the Department of Social and Youth Policy.
  • Phone: +7 (3852) 296-612
  • E-mail:

Print version Modified 5.07.2023