Master of Arts; tuition language: German

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The Master of Arts in Soziologie has its focus on research and is designed to both deepen and broaden the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse social behaviour and to apply the empirical research methods acquired during the Bachelor of Arts. Another focus is the cooperative context or teaching and learning as can be seen from the majority of seminars over lectures. A research project prepares for the writing of the Master’s thesis. Students have the choice of specialising in one of three focal areas of sociology and to participate in a research colloquium. The overall goal is to lay the groundwork for students to follow an academic or professional career in the field of sociology.

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Study Regulations with Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Course Catalogue

Institute for Sociology

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Semesters 4
Language German. Individual lectures/seminars can be offered in English. Please be aware that scientific literature is be read and edited also in English or other foreign languages.
Start of studies Winter semester, summer semester
Internship A job-related internship is optional and may be accredited (15 CP) as part of the compulsory optional subject.
Admission requirements 1. A degree B.A. Soziologie oder J.B.A. Soziologie of TU Darmstadt (reference programme) or an equivalent degree;

2. additional requirements:
Study regulations
Competences description;

3. Formal and language requirements for applicants with international qualifications.

See also: General information on applying to a master's degree programme .
Admission procedure Entrance examination. Provided that the admission requirements (entrance examination) are met, there are no numerical admission restrictions.
Application Application deadlines and online application

Early application deadline for international applicants: The application portal TUCaN is already open for international applicants from 1st March 2024 to 31st August 2024 for an application for the winter semester 2024/25. This serves, for example, for the application for a visa or for submission to the Foreigners' Registration Office. More information can be found on our website.
Good to know Costs and budget
einfachsTUdieren : Pre-Courses, getting started
Preparatory courses for international students
Study Abroad
Part-time studies
Doctoral Studies

The job market for sociologists is generally broad and varied. The majority of career opportunities are available at universities and institutes, or in the teaching and researching of history. In addition, positions may be available in archives or in cultural institutions, including the planning of exhibitions and art and cultural activities management.

Other possible career options include working in school- and academic textbook publishing, in editing/proof-reading departments of publishing companies, in radio, television and newspaper editing departments, in PR and web agencies, in libraries and archives, with international organisations and in cultural fields.

It is important to start early during the degree programme to gain practical work experience in relevant organisations. In 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.

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