Sociology offers a bachelor’s degree as well as a consecutive master’s program, with social sciences also a subject in the teacher training degree (BA and MEd).
The first 2 years of the bachelor’s degree program in sociology concentrate on teaching core competencies in sociological theory and application-oriented quantitative and qualitative social research methods. In the third year, students choose advanced courses from a broad spectrum of specialization areas.
The master’s degree program is research oriented and imparts current developments in the international discourse on the subject. The degree program combines the requisite basic knowledge with pronounced method, theory, and research expertise and the opportunity for individual, interest-based areas of concentration. This enables students to develop and systematically build upon their own profile.
The professors in the sociology subject group are involved in diverse research activities, which form the basis of their teaching. At present, there are 8 sociology professorships. Program directors for the sociology degree programs are:
Our professors specialize in a wide range of topics. You can find a more extensive description of each professor’s area of specialization on their individual pages. There are also overarching areas of study that our professors research collaboratively, so as to incorporate different perspectives.