Sociology (B.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:



Bachelor of Arts (Two-subject Bachelor)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:



You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15


Sociology: Practical Research and Research Practice (M.A.)


Department of Sociology


Faculty 02: Social Sciences, Media and Sports


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Sociology examines collective phenomena in human social existence. Collective phenomena include, for instance, rising divorce rates, consumer behavior, behavioral patterns of particular social classes or society in general. Sociology investigates the causes, the origin and the change of each phenomenon. To explain collective phenomena, sociology applies both theoretical models and empirical methods. Students of Sociology therefore familiarize themselves with theories that explain social structures as well as the interaction of human activities. Furthermore, they acquire knowledge of empirical methods, such as how to conduct surveys and analyze them, and how to interpret statistical data.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).