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Programme Structure and Organisation

Here you will find detailed information on the structure of the Bachelor's programme and helpful links to the organisation of the Bachelor's programme in Social Sciences.

expand: Curriculum B.Sc. Social Sciences

You can also find this tabular overview in the current Module Catalogue for the B.Sc. Social Sciences.

Course of studies

The Bachelor's degree programme in Social Sciences comprises 6 semesters of standard study time and deals with the subject areas of political science, sociology and social psychology. It includes the basics of economics and statistics and social science methods, giving it an economic orientation.

In the basic and advanced area, the fundamentals of sociology & social psychology, political science, economics and methods are taught and deepened.

In the supplementary area, the basic area is deepened by taking selected areas in the social sciences and methods.

The focus area is composed of elective modules in the areas of sociology, social psychology and political science so that a diverse selection is possible here in combination with the supplementary area according to interest or career ideas.

The Studium Integrale promotes competencies that go beyond the actual subject-related studies. To this end, the various faculties of the University of Cologne offer, among other things, subject-specific introductory events, competence training (e.g. EDP or rhetoric), language courses and lecture series on current topics from which you can choose. In the run-up to the Bachelor's thesis, with which you complete your studies, you will take a Bachelor's seminar in which you will be intensively prepared for the scientific and analytical approach to completing your Bachelor's thesis.

Further details on the structure of the degree programme, as well as study progression recommendations and module descriptions, can be found in the module catalogue.

If you started your studies before 2021, please select the appropriate documents in the document overview.

Organising your Studies

Studying requires a high degree of self-organisation. Well-prepared and properly informed, you will manage your studies with ease. In the following, we have compiled links to helpful information, relevant tools and counselling centres for you.