RUB » Study » Programmes of Study » Social Sciences » Master of Education

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?

Degree programmes


Social Sciences, Master of Education


Degree: Master of Education
  Master of Education
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 ...

the socio-scientific qualification acquired in the BA degree is deepened in a targeted and application-oriented manner to prepare for a professional teaching career

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Didactic methodology in the fields listed above

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • fundamental expertise in political science, sociology and economics
  • the ability of conducting academic work


  • analysing and realising socio-scientific learning processes.

struggle through:

  • the challenge of reconciling theoretical knowledge and the practical application thereof
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • the BA degree Politics, Economy and Society that is taught in Bochum
  • related disciplines

Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in teaching positions at grammar schools (Gymnasium) and comprehensive schools (Gesamtschule)
  • in non-school educational organisations

And else?

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done in the 3rd semester.
Duration: one semester

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 2nd semester.
Duration: One Semester

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Muhammed Giraz
Building, Room: GD 2/161
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-28151
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

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