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Soziologie: Gesellschaftliche Ordnungen im Wandel / Sociology: Societies and Social Orders in Transition (Master of Arts)

Program: Soziologie: Gesellschaftliche Ordnungen im Wandel / Sociology: Societies and Socials Order in Transition
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)

Soziologie: Gesellschaftliche Ordnungen im Wandel / Sociology: Societies and Social Orders in Transition master's program is a research-oriented program that leads you to full academic qualification in the subject of Sociology and establishes access to a doctorate for the tiered course of studies. The program comprises

  • a well-founded qualification in the reception and analysis of sociological theory;
  • knowledge of current scientific discussions, problems and focal points of research in international sociology;
  • the transfer of application-oriented and methodological specialized knowledge, particularly methodology, social structural analysis;
  • a 2-semester study project with current research related to the elective fields of "Work, Economy and Administration," "Culture and Religion," "Society and Politics," or "Societal Development;"
  • the capability for independently designing, planning and implementing research projects;
  • particularly the research-related introduction to and qualification for planning a doctorate.

Major topics

Specific sociological study focuses - e.g. Established orders, Order as process, or Endangered orders - provide you with the possibility to become familiar with new research perspectives on phenomena of social and societal change and to expand your knowledge.

These wide-ranging professional prospects are possible through a broad scientific basic education in sociological core competencies. External elective modules and elective subjects enable the formation of a profession-based major topic, which is supported by a mandatory professional internship. It is not defined by default for individual professional fields, however, but rather must be defined by you. Take advantage of the opportunity to examine potential professional fields and your own future prospects from the very start.

Objectives

The master's program qualifies you for various professional fields depending on your individual interests and major topic specialization, such as:

  • Human resources planning and human resources and organizational development,
  • Social research and market and opinion research,
  • Journalism,
  • Media and public relations work
  • Development policy and development collaboration,
  • Academic career in research and teaching through an M.A. program and a doctorate.

These professional fields can be found in the public and private sector, and in association work and in organizations of political, social and cultural interest representation, where you can work in planning, administration, research or consulting.

These wide-ranging professional prospects are possible through a broad scientific basic education in sociological core competencies. External elective modules and elective subjects enable the formation of a profession-based major topic, which is supported by a mandatory professional internship. It is not defined by default for individual professional fields, however, but rather must be defined by you.

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    Required university degree

    Certification of completion of a subject-related bachelor program in the field of social sciences/sociology or certification of a comparable domestic or foreign qualifying university diploma with a total grade of at least 3.0 is prerequisite for admission to the Master program.

    Furthermore, the degree must include social science or sociological portions of at least 90 credits (CP), with at least 15 credits (CP) of those in the field of methodology of empirical social research.

    Certifications of program-specific knowledge and skills to be submitted prior to admission

    German skills:
    DSH 2

    • a well-founded qualification in the reception and analysis of sociological theory; particularly theories of social order and disorder, social knowledge and social practices;
    • knowledge of current scientific discussions, problems and focal points of research in international sociology;
    • the transfer of application-oriented and methodological specialized knowledge, particularly methodology, social structural analysis, societal change;
    • a project internship lasting two semesters with current research relevance in the elective fields of "Spatial and temporal comparison of established systems," "Order as a process: interaction and relationship dynamics" or "Endangered orders"
    Admission ModeDirect admission is granted with complete fulfillment of the admission requirements
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    Technical questions about your application

    Uni-assist

    Content-related questions about the program

    Dipl. Soz. Markus Weber
    Wilhelm-Röpke-Straße 6 F
    Room 03 F 03
    Tel.: +49 6421/28 24941

    Office hours (Central European Time):
    Monday: 10:00 to 11:30 (advisement appointments by arrangement)
    Tuesday: 10:00 to 11:30
    Thursday: 10:00 to 11:30
    Friday: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

    Office hours in the pre-lecture period (Central European Time):
    Wednesday: 1:00 to 2:00
    Thursday: 12:00 to 1:00

    Email: studienberatungFB03@staff.uni-marburg.de

    Formal questions about your application

    In case of formal questions about the application, please contact Master's Coordination with your application number (if available) at .

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