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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 1 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
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 ...

it enables students to specialise in a socio-scientific discipline after finishing their B.A. degree and prepares them for workplace realities by focusing on research and practical application of knowledge.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Globalisation, transnationalisation and governance
  • Urban and regional development
  • Health-care systems and health management
  • Management and regulation of labour, economy and organisation
  • Culture and the individual
  • Social research Methods

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:
the requirements, developing and answering socio-scientific issues in an autonomous manner

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • with a clear focus on social science
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

Daniel Schubert
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