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 specialisation in terms of content is oriented towards the Institute's main areas of work: migration, education and the life course, gender - body - knowledge and social inequality and institutions.
The Master's degree is a programme based on the Bachelor’s programme in Sociology and is set up with a four-semester regular duration of study. Of the 120 credit points in this programme, 108 are completed in the major subject Sociology and 12 in the area of compulsory elective subjects. The Master's programme starts in the winter semester.

For me, the ESF master's degree program is characterized by its versatility Practical training in methods, especially working with other students in the teaching research project.

Karlotta Otto, MA ESF


Applications for the Master's programme are submitted online via the ALMA application portal of the University of Tübingen. The deadline for applications for the winter semester is September 15. The course of study is currently free of admission.On this page, you will find information on applying.

International applicants seeking a degree

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 September

Applications: Online (to the application)

Restriction of Admission: No

Admission requirements: The requirement for admission to the Master’s programme Sociology with a Focus on Empirical Research at the University of Tübingen is a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology or a comparable degree programme including knowledge of sociological theory as well as qualitative and quantitative methods.