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Sociology (B.A.) (2 subjects)


Sociology is the science of society. It asks questions about the social structures which shape peoples' actions and enable their coexistence within modern society. Students will get to know a large variety of empirical methods and deal with the interaction of economic, political and cultural rules. In addition to this they will be concerned with modern forms of social inequality and the conflicts that arise therefrom.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (2 subjects)
Standard period of study:
6 semesters
Only the winter semester
Language of the programme:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)
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The Bachelor's Programme in Sociology conveys basic subject knowledge that is necessary for continuing on with a Master's programme and for changing over to the working world. Students acquire the skills they need to grasp the main correlations of the subject and to apply the fundamental scientific methods and findings.

Students will learn skills in formulating sociological questions, in analysing social problems and phenomena and in applying the more important sociological methods. These qualifcations enable their entry into different occupational fields (press, mass media, public relations, work in associations, continuing education and non-school related youth education and youth assistance, in the field of public administration on a federal level, state and community level, as well as in human resources of business and organisations). They also prepare themselves for continuing on to acquire an additional scientific degree.

Aside from sufficient fundamental knowledge in the subject Sociology, students will acquire in-depth knowledge in special sociological areas through elective compulsory modules. In addition, students have the possibility to build a concentration in the area of social policy.

The Bachelor's programme not only conveys subject-specific knowledge but also key competencies required for successful entry into the working world or for admission to a Master's programme.

  1. An application-oriented profile enables students to acquire general and subject-specific occupational skills.
  2. A scientific-oriented profile aims to convey the foundation to continue on with a consecutive occupational-qualifying degree in the form of a Master's programme.

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In the two-subject Bachelor's programme, two subjects are studied on equal terms.

A total of 180 credits are earned for the Bachelor's degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

The two subjects each account for 66 credits. The area of professionalisation accounts for 36 credits.

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Winter semester only
1st subject semester:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)
2nd to 6th subject semester:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)

Citizen from an EU country (including Germany and EEA) or holding a German university entrance qualification

Non-German citizens without a German educational qualification

Citizen from a non-EU country (or stateless person)


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