MA Labor, Economy and Society - Economics and Sociology
The MA in Labor, Economy, Society — Economics and Sociology consists of interdisciplinary theory and research-based modules that prepare sociology and economics students for scientific work in a variety of social fields.
Students learn to understand and critically reflect upon existing knowledge. They are also equipped with the skills to contribute to the production of new knowledge by conducting research. The program focuses on the socioeconomic analysis of structural shifts in labor, economics, and society, and their causes and effects. Knowledge of sociology and economics is imparted in equal measure on a wide range of topics. The curriculum offers an interdisciplinary approach to theory, methodology, and research.
The program is aimed at students wishing to build on a single discipline or interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree in social science and economics. Students acquire knowledge in the subjects of sociology and economics to a high and internationally recognized level, and further benefit from the interdisciplinary approach to the fields of labor, economics, and society. They learn to apply scientific methods independently, take a problem-solving approach, and reflect critically on their work. Upon graduating, students are eligible to pursue doctoral studies to obtain further qualifications in their chosen specialization. The program moreover qualifies students for an academic career or consulting role with associations, works councils, trade unions, political parties, and (inter)national organizations; to act as advisors or assistants in (market and opinion) research; or to become lecturers, etc.
Further information in German language.