Institute of Sociology

Degree programs

The department of sociology offers the degree programs Bachelor in Sociology and Master in Sociology with focus on empirical research. Both courses start in the winter semester.

Sociology can be studied as a major and as a minor subject (60 ECTS).

Per year (intake only in the winter semester) up to 88 students can start their studies with sociology as a major. Sociology as a minor subject is approval-free. The standard period of study is 6 semester.

BA in Sociology

Exemplary study plans (from WS 2018/19 on)
BA in sociology as a major

Special modules:

BA in sociology as a minor

Final paper:

Scientific homework

MA in sociology with focus on empirical social research

The consecutive 4-semester master course provides further academic qualification in sociology with particular focus on quantitative and qualitative methods on empirical social research. The courses focus on three topic areas:

  • Gender –  Bodies– Knowledge
  • Social Inequality and Institutions
  • Migration, Education and Life Course


Core module:

Student research project extending over three semesters to train practical research competence

Please make yourself familar with the exam regulation and the module handbook of your degree course in order to find out which courses are compulsory. You must register for the course via the campus system.