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
Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
W-/WW- or W-Course. To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

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 is the general science of social phenomena. Its subject matter covers everything from elementary social relationships (for example couples or friendships), groups, communities, networks and organizations, to the social structures and processes of world society. Sociology is a pluralistic subject which involves intensive theoretical and methodological debates between social micro- and macro-theories and quantitative and qualitative methods. Taken from a wide variety of specific subject areas, the following fields are taught at the University of Mainz: the sociology of organizations and networks, of families and the gender gap, of knowledge and culture, of education, media and social inequality, and of technology research.


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

The Academic Advisory 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).