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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 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

Nora Pösl
Building, Room: GD E2/161
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

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