Institute of Sociology

Master in Sociology with a Focus on Empirical Research

The Master's program in Sociology with a Focus on Empirical Research at the University of Tübingen’s Department of Sociology offers a research-oriented further qualification in Sociology with a special emphasis on quantitative and qualitative methods of empirical social research.

The Master's degree is a program based on the Bachelor’s program in Sociology and is set up with a four-semester regular duration of study. Of the 120 credit points in this program, 108 are completed in the major subject Sociology and 12 in the area of compulsory elective subjects. The Master's program starts in the winter semester.


Application and Selection Process

Applications for the Master's program are submitted online via the ALMA application portal of the University of Tübingen. The deadline for applications for the winter semester is June 15, 2020. The online application for the MA in the winter semester can be filled out starting at the beginning of March (03.03.2020). On this page, you will find information on applying.

International applicants seeking a degree

The requirement for admission to the Master’s program at the University of Tübingen is a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology or a comparable degree program with a grade of 2.7 or better. On the basis of the final grade as well as the assessment of two term papers from the previous studies, a ranking is established in a two-stage selection procedure. Please also note the details provided in the information sheet.

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Information on Uploading PDF Files

The online application form only has a limited number of possibilities for uploading documents, and it is therefore recommended that you upload the following documents as a single PDF file:

  • Transcript of records with the (temporary) degree certificate
  • Term paper 1 and term paper 2

At a Glance

University degree: Master of Arts (MA)

Duration of studies: 4 semesters (regular duration of study)

Start of program: In each winter semester

Application deadline: 15 June

Applications: Online (to the application)

Admission requirements: The requirement for admission to the Master’s program Sociology with a Focus on Empirical Research at the University of Tübingen is a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology or a comparable degree program.