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University of Cologne

Sociology: Social and Economic Psycholοgу

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Sociology, Psychology
No. of places
English only
Winter semester: 15 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction 
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in psychology, sociology, management or business administration, economics, political science, or another relevant discipline, in which you received at least basic understanding of statistics.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 18 ECTS credits in the field of social sciences or business administration or economics.
  • At least 12 ECTS credits in the field of statistics or methods in quantitative social sciences, or applied quantitative empirical social research.

In cases where present bachelor studies have not been fully completed, application is permitted if the candidate has earned at least 80% of the required credits and will have achieved the remaining results by September 30th at the latest. The specific admission criteria governing the designated course of study (including the overall grade) must already have been fulfilled on the basis of the exam results available at the time of applicatiοn.

GPA (German System) 2.70
GPA Comment

An overall grade point average of at least 2.7 (German gradе).

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min B2
min 72
min 5.5
min B2 First (FCE)
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven with a bachelor's or a master's totally taught in English. International/ European Baccalaureat is also accepted. If you are a native English speaker, it has to be verified by school certificates.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: Documents for the VDP examination should be submitted to uni-assist by June 30th at the latest.
In 12 days free webinar
How to apply via uni-assist

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
No. of places available:
Application Fee:
€ 75 for the first application, € 30 for each additional

Application Documents

The following documents must be uploaded to the Master's online application portal by the WiSo Faculty - certified documents are recommended but not obligatory. For enrolment, all documents must be presented in original or authenticated form.

  1. Bachelor degree certificate | If you have not finished your bachelor studies but have passed at least 80% of the examinations (at least 144 credits in a bachelor degree carrying 180 ECTS credits), you can apply by submitting a confirmation of all credits earned so far, along with a provisional average grade computed and certified by your examination office. Please note that the remaining credits must be earned by September 30th.
  2. Transcript of records | list of all taken modules and courses including grades and credits
  3. Transcript of semester abroad | only if examinations passed abroad should be considered for the admission criteria as well | the courses have to be recognised by the home university as part of the bachelor program and recorded in the transcript of records.
  4. University entrance certificate | A-levels/ High school diploma.
  5. Official description of the content of all taken bachelor courses | e.g. course catalogue or PDF-file with link to course description at the website of the University.
  6. Proof of English language proficiency (see language requirements).

Applicants, who did not obtain their bachelor's degree in Germany must additionally apply online via uni-assist until June 15th. The following documents are required by uni-assist - certified documents are recommended but not obligatory.

  1. (translated) bachelor's degree certification or attestation of 80% studies and transcript of records | Please submit all certificates in their entirety: include the diploma certificate as well as the overview of subjects and grades. You must not omit any parts of the certificate or single pages. In order to calculate your grade, uni-assist needs the grading system used by your university for your degree.
  2. (translated) university entrance qualification | e.g. A-level, High School diploma.
  3. Proof of English language proficiency (see language requirements).
  4. All documents listed above in the original language | Only if the original document is not available in English or German language.
  5. Only for applicants with Chinese (except Hongkong) or Vietnamese bachelor’s certificates | original APS certificate | certified copies cannot be accepted.
  6. Please check whether you need to hand in further additional depending on the country of origin (see university website for further information).
  7. Not mandatory, however, useful for the uni-assist evaluation: (translated) diploma supplement.


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Further Information

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