Sociology BA

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: July 31
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: October
International tuition: €343.6
Domestic tuition: €343.6

Program overview

The Bachelor’s degree programme in Sociology provides students with a sound theoretical and empirical grounding in Sociology. Students will gain knowledge of the theoretical and methodological foundations of the subject, with due reference being made to the requirements of the job market and the changes taking place within it. Students will learn to work to academic standards and to critically analyse social conditions and the measures taken by governmental and non-governmental institutions to improve them. 

The degree programme focusses on the study of the structural conditions of institutional configurations such as “state”, “market” and “civil society”, along with the repercussions that these have on individuals’ behaviour. The Bachelor’s degree programme enables students to gain a first degree that qualifies them to enter a profession. They are able to independently solve problems in their chosen career and simultaneously assume responsibility in the respective institutional configurations ‘state’, ‘market’ and ‘civil society’.

The Bachelor’s degree programme is modular and comprises subject-specific modules and modules in cross-disciplinary skills. The modules consist of mandatory courses in sociology, in the cross-disciplinary elective module as well as courses in the compulsory elective area.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



    - The certificate of the General University Entrance qualification (HZB), a relevant subject-related HZB or a foreign HZB, which has been recognized as equivalent by the competent state authority.

    - Evidence of any subject-specific vocational training and employment, practical activities or extracurricular achievements and qualifications, including acquired English skills, unless English has been taken as a foreign language in the last four semesters of upper secondary school.

    - Presentation of the previous career and a written report (to the extent of max. 1 DIN A4 page), which justifies the choice of the desired course of study and the desired profession attached.

    The university may require that the documents underlying the admission decision be presented in the original when enrolling.

    Career opportunities

    Jobs directly related to your degree include:
    - Social Worker
    - Journalist
    - Administrative Support
    - Rehabilitation Counsellor
    - Family Counsellor
    - Survey Researcher
    - Human Resources (HR) Specialist
    - Policy Analyst

    Campus location

    Heidelberg , Germany

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