Sociology

Bachelor of Arts

Soziologie, B.A.

Description

Sociology addresses the social order of human life and the institutions created thereby: cities, businesses, organisations, universities, marriages, familial relations and friendships. All of these social phenomena are the subject of sociological research in regard to their social relativity, their structure, function and meaning as well as their potential for change and development.

Sociology as a discipline offers a variety of instruments and methods for this. It also has branched out into a multitude of different schools of thought that allow for various perspectives on the matter. Students learn scientific methods and and how to critically analyse social contexts and interrelations. The study of sociology teaches competencies for analysing, presenting and influencing social processes.

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Module Handbook

Semester Course and Examination Schedule / Degree Programme Guidelines/Study Regulations

Course Catalogue

Institute for Sociology

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Advice for Prospective B.A Students

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Duration: 6 semesters
Language: German
Programme Start: winter semester
Semester Fee Semester Fee
Admission: Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Internship: mandatory career-oriented Internship; helpful hints for the internship
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
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Master's Programmes

Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. If you have any questions, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.

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The field of activity of sociologists is generally broad and varied. Graduates from the Institute for Sociology at the Technical University of Darmstadt can primarily find employment in human resources departments of companies, in business consulting, at market and opinion research institutes and in public administration. Other career opportunities can be found in schoolbook and textbook editing, in publishing houses (e.g. in editing), in radio, TV and newspaper editorial teams, in PR and advertisement agencies and in other contexts, in libraries and archives, in international organisations as well as in the cultural sector.

Working in research and teaching at universities are more obvious fields of activity for sociologists. Furthermore, they can work for statistics, market and opinion research institutes but also for parties, associations, international organisations or in public administration.

For this reason it is important to start gaining practical work experience in relevant organisations early in the degree programme. This way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.

With this in mind, the mandatory internship within the Bachelor of Arts programme Sociology supports the students in exploring a career suitable for them.

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