Sociology

Bachelor of Arts (as Joint Bachelor of Arts in the Subjects X and Y)

Soziologie, B.A. Joint Bachelor of Arts

Description

The Bachelor of Arts programme in the special form of Joint Bachelor of Arts in Subjects X and Y allows to combine two different subjects/components.

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 competences for analysing, presenting and influencing social processes.

Working areas or focus areas of the Institute for Sociology at Technical University of Darmstadt are General Sociology; Organisation Sociology; Culture and Knowledge Sociology; Empirical Social Research; Gender Relations; Education and Lifestyle as well as Sociology of Space (city).

The Joint Bachelor of Arts consists of two different subjects/components. Thus, in addition to Sociology, a second subject has to be chosen (see below).

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Study Regulation of Joint Bachelor of Arts in the Subjects X and Y

Semester Course and Examination Schedule

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Institute for Sociology

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The Bachelor of Arts programme in the special form of Joint Bachelor of Arts in Subjects X and Y combines two different programmes, of which at least one must be chosen from the subject spectrum of the Department of History and Social Sciences.

As first subject can be chosen:

Digital Philology; German Studies; History; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology.

As second subject can be chosen:

Digital Philology; German Studies; History; Computer Science; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology; Sports Science; Economics.

A disciplinary specialisation is only necessary within the framework of the Master of Arts.

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Degree Bachelor of Arts
Duration 6 semesters
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Language: German. Individual courses/modules may be offered in English. Please be aware that scientific literature is be read and edited in English or other foreign languages.
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Internship optional career-oriented internship
Admission Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Application Deadline International applicants find their application deadline here.
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. For further information and in cases of doubt, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.

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The field of activity for 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 and 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.

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