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Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2
57076 Siegen

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Social Sciences


Master of Arts

More information

Program website

Language of instruction

German, English


Overview of dates and deadlines


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 Siegen.
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 examinations.
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.


Study structure

In the major-minor combination Advanced Literary Studies can be combined with the following minor subjects:


Admission requirements

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.


Study organization

Examination regulations/degree plan/module manuals/internship rules

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.