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Master of Science

Master Sociology - Social Research

Programme Structure and Organisation

Here you will find detailed information on the structure of the Master's programme and helpful links to the organisation of the Master's programme in Sociology - Social Research.

expand: Curriculum M.Sc. Sociology Social-Research

You can also find this tabular overview in the Module Catalogue for the M.Sc. Sociology - Social Research.

From strong foundations to your personal expert profile

  • The Core Section of this programme will equip you with state-of-the-art knowledge on contemporary societies and as well as the ability to use sociological theory in order to understand the social word. A special emphasis is placed on learning and practicing advanced methods for analysing cross-sectional data.
  • The Specialisation Section will allow you to develop your own profile as a social researcher: You can choose seminars of your interest, will learn advanced methods for analysing longitudinal data, and will gain practical research experience in the research seminar – one of the highlights of the programme.
  • The Supplementary Section gives you valuable opportunities to further develop your profile and prepare you for the labour market. You can choose among modules from business administration (marketing, corporate development, media and technology management), data analytics, economics, as well as from other social sciences.
  • With your master’s thesis, you complete your studies, underline the knowledge and skills you have acquired throughout the programme, and are ready to continue your career as an expert in your field.

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

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.