St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

Digital Innovation and Research

  • MSc
  • English
  • 4 Semester
  • University of Applied Siences S.Pölten
  • 12 Places

Study Digital Innovation and Research

Society’s present challenges call for innovation. Digitalisation and fact-based research are key to this development. We offer a highly qualified education at this interface of applied research, innovation and digitalisation with a focus on topics such as artificial intelligence, governance and protection. This study programme, which is taught entirely in English, enables you to make an important contribution to the realisation of digital transformation.

Course Contents

The master degree programme is made up of 3 important pillars: innovation, research and digitalisation.

  • Innovation: The study programme teaches innovation methods and processes, entrepreneurship and methods of storytelling.
  • Research: In addition to scientific methods, you learn how to publish your findings correctly or prepare research proposals. Scientific writing and presenting are key qualifications of researchers.
  • Digitalisation: The course contents include cutting-edge topics such as artificial intelligence, governance and protection.

The subjects are taught in small student groups by international lecturers from the field of research. In addition, students work on and further develop a research topic or project throughout their studies.

Career Prospects

Graduates of this international master degree programme acquire competences at the interface of digitalisation, innovation and research, which provides them with the best possible preparation for the job market.

  • SMEs (Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises): As a graduate, you can identify research and innovation possibilities in the area of computer science in your company; determine concrete demand for research; establish adequate cooperation projects with higher education institutions and non-university-based research centres.
  • Research Divisions of Large Companies: As a graduate of Digital Innovation and Research, you are already equipped with practical experience in research projects thanks to your studies. You are able to quickly acquire the necessary skills in various fields (e.g. support in preparing proposals, project implementation as a junior researcher, reporting and controlling).
  • Higher Education Institutions and Research Centres: Be it a university of applied sciences, a university, or a non-university-based research centre – you are able to prepare research projects in such a way that their findings lead to product, process or service innovations at the partner companies. Furthermore, you are able to actively participate in research projects and work on your PhD thesis at a higher education institution.

Entry requirements

Completion of a relevant bachelor degree programme at a university of applied sciences or completion of an equivalent study programme at an accredited Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational institution with least 180 ECTS credits and a duration of at least six semesters.


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Start of studies:
anually in September

Tuition fee:
EUR 363.36 + ÖH contribution

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