Culture, Individual and Society

... looks into questions such as ...

  • What is the relationship between individual and society?
  • What are intercultural communication and competence?
  • How does social, cultural and political change progress?
  • How does socio-scientific research work?
  • Which specific perspectives and explanations do sociology and political science, social psychology and social anthropology provide?
  • You will gain a differentiated view of societal processes and changes by analysing not only the macro and meso levels, but also the individual.

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Degree programmes


Culture, Individual and Society, Bachelor 2 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

students are given the opportunity to study and apply sociology, political science, cultural psychology and social anthropology in a joint perspective and in combination with a second subject.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Social and cultural psychology
  • Migration and cultural change
  • Social and cultural anthropology
  • Urban and regional development

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
good English-language skills and adequate understanding of mathematics
... enjoy:
analysing social, political and cultural coexistence and the personal identity of individuals
... struggle through:
different perspectives and controversial statements

Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in educational and cultural institutions
  • in the field of consultancy, training and coaching
  • in the political field and public sector
  • in intercultural projects

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done during the degree course.
Duration: 6 weeks

Studying abroad ...

is recommended.
Duration: 1 semester

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Gesine Ahlzweig
Building, Room: GC 04/44
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-(0234) 3222782
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Sozialwissenschaft
Building, Room: GC 04/150
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25418
Website Fachschaft


Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

2-Subject Bachelor Programme: This degree programme requires a second subject.
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