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The degree program
Based on subjects of political sciences and sociology, the
Master's degree program offers an interdisciplinary
postgraduate education. The focus is on theories, subjects and
methods of internationally and interculturally comparative
political science and sociology. Students experience directly
which research issues are currently dealt with in social
sciences and with which methods they try to answer the
questions. They are able to be integrated into the current,
also international, research projects of the scientists in
Attending conferences or summer schools is part of the curriculum – students can develop their personal qualification profile in the Master studio in Siegen and have it recognised for their studies.
The target of the degree program is teaching theoretical
qualifications, interdisciplinary knowledge and reinforced
technical competences that permit graduates to implement and
solve political, social and cultural problems in scientific
issues that can be methodically processed, as well as to work
in areas that demand professional handling of data and results
from empirical social research or execution of empirical
In the methodical area, great value is put on teaching empirical research competences; students can specialise in quantitative or qualitative methods.
Social sciences can be studied in the research-oriented subject combination program (advanced major) and in the major-minor combination (as a major or minor subject).
Graduates of the degree program are qualified for professional specialist-sciences know-how. This opens up diverse professional perspectives for them. Possible areas of activity are: International organizations, publishing houses, agencies and media of international and intercultural communication, elements and principles and other private-law organizations, research and consultancy agencies under private law, parties, associations, development aid organizations and non-governmental organizations, public administration with the special tasks of analysis and planning of social and cultural structures or public service, education and further education, science and research.
In the major-minor combination Advanced Literary Studies can be combined with the following minor subjects:
- Advanced Literary Studies
- Language and Linguistics: German, English and Romance Languages
- Media Culture
- Security Management
- Theatre pedagogy
1) B.A.-degree in social sciences,
political science or sociology, or a degree in equivalent
courses of study with at least grade "good" (2.5; according to
the European Credit Transfer System).
2) Study applicants for the minor subject of social sciences must document knowledge in social sciences at a scope of at least 18 credits.
The examination regulations relevant at the time shall apply.
Examination regulations/degree plan/module
Examination regulations (POs) specify the basic structures of a degree program (e.g. admission requirements and contents to be studied). Students are automatically subject to the current version of their PO when they matriculate for their first subject-related semester. This means that even if the PO changes during their studies, the original version according to which they matriculated will remain valid (provided that the PO does not expire).
The respective degree plan is the recommended example progress of the studies in individual subjects and is part of a PO.
Supplementary provisions and details for any module to be studied can be found in the module manually (e.g. requirements for taking a written test or content-related information on the modules/events, ...).
The internship rules define the conditions under which the required or optional internships must be completed.
We recommend at least looking at the study schedule for your degree program before the lecture time starts, to ensure that you know which modules are intended for the start of your studies.