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Social Sciences

... looks into questions such as ...

  • What keeps modern society together?
  • What is globalisation?
  • How do cultures differ?
  • How is socio-scientific knowledge formed and assessed?
  • Which specific perspectives and explanations do economy, sociology, political science, social psychology and social anthropology provide?
  • As far as the range of subject goes, you’re very flexible and can opt for a political, economic or sociological field of study. In my opinion, everyone, from the theorist to the practitioner, is bound to be happy here.

    Marcel Wojzechowski, Master's degree read more ...

Degree programmes


Social Sciences, Master 2 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
  Social Science, Master 2 subject
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

a degree course in social science can be combined with a second, non-social science course. An obligatory counselling interview is compulsory, registration with the faculty or general Master's counselling by 1.9. (winter semester) and 1.3. (summer semester) is required.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Social theory and cultural psychology

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
substantial basic know-how and sound methodology competencies

... enjoy:
in-depth interdisciplinary study of the chosen major subject

... struggle through:
demanding method training

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Sociology
  • Political science
  • Cultural psychology
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in academia and research
  • in corporate management and consulting
  • in administration and politics
  • in market and opinion research
  • in the fields of education and culture as well as in intercultural Projects
  • in associations, companies and NGOs
  • in the equal opportunities area
  • in adult education, further education and training
  • in public relations work
  • in trade unions, workers' associations and chambers of commerce

And else?

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done during the degree course.
Duration: 8 weeks

Studying abroad ...

is recommended.
Duration: 1 semester

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Sarah Zurek
Building, Room: GD 1/161
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22966
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Sozialwissenschaft
Building, Room: GD 03/137
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25418
Website Fachschaft