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Social Sciences in Europe
The degree program
The one-year Master’s degree program offers Bachelor’s graduates with extensive prior knowledge in the field of social science-oriented European studies the opportunity for further qualification, which is geared towards independent and advanced analyses of social issues and problem situations.
The M.A. Social Sciences in Europe provides research-oriented, theory-driven, and interdisciplinary knowledge based on the current state of international research in the social sciences. The focus is on conveying factual and methodological elements and principles in order to be able to develop independent social science analyses and suitable solutions. The degree program focuses on the diversity of social and political realities and the complex, often transnational transformation processes of the present.
Special attention is paid in this research-oriented study model to the close connection between research and teaching. The focus of the one-year program is the development and implementation of the student’s own final project. The Master’s thesis should be located in the thematic field of Europe, transnationalization or globalization or take an international comparative perspective.
Admission requirements and application
Admission to the Master’s degree program “Social Sciences in Europe” is granted to students who have completed a four-year Bachelor’s program in Social Sciences or a comparable program with a grade of at least “good” (2.5) and can provide evidence of knowledge in the field of European Studies, globalization or transnationalization amounting to at least 36 LP. The Bachelor’s program should have included 60 LP of study abroad.
Applicants with a degree in comparable, but only three-year Bachelor’s degree programs must also provide proof of successfully completed studies abroad of at least one year as well as relevant subject matter.
The one-year study model is designed to be research-oriented. It can only be studied full-time. For successful completion, 60 credit points must be earned in the consecutive Master’s degree program in Social Sciences in Europe. Of these, 30 credit points are allocated to subject-specific modules and 30 credit points to the Master’s examination.
There are no study abroad programs in this Master's degree program.
The research-oriented degree program provides students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and methods to work responsibly in an academic field of activity. Possible employers and fields of activity for graduates are, for example, internationally operating companies, international governmental and non-governmental organizations (e.g. institutions of the European Union), agencies and media of international and intercultural communication, advisory boards and general secretariats of foundations as well as other organizations under private law, private-sector research and consulting agencies, political parties, associations and national non-governmental organizations, public administration with the special tasks of analyzing and planning social and cultural structures of public services as well as the field of education and further education in science and research.
The examination regulations (PO) govern the basic structures of all degree programs. The subject-specific regulations (FSB) or subject examination regulations (FPO) regulate the contents and requirements of the individual subjects offered in the degree program. The documents are accompanied by study plans which show the recommended exemplary course sequence in the individual subjects. Supplementary regulations are contained in the module manual and the internship regulations of the respective faculty. The module manuals could also be a part of the appendix under the title “Module Description”.