Sociology - International Track
- Both semesters
- Mode of admission:
- local admission restriction
- directly at the University
- Study mode:
- On campus
Minimum standard period of study: 3 years.
If you are in the last semester of your university studies and your diploma will be available by the time you enroll (October 1st for the winter semester and April 1st for the summer semester), you can also apply with your preliminary transcript of records for the MA Sociology. This transcript must contain all preliminary grades for the courses you have attended as well as a preliminary final grade (if possible). The transcript must show that you have completed at least 80% of your studies (the corresponding number of courses must be shown in your transcript).
Your transcript of records must show that you have studied at least three of the four following subject areas in your previous studies: sociological theory, methods of empirical social research, special sociology/social science, and general social science. These subject areas should be understood as general topics and not as specific seminars with exactly this title.
Students with other professional backgrounds can apply for admission and will be admitted if they provide good reasons why they are applying for the MA program and how they can meet the requirements.
The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.
Application & Admission
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(starting in October)
(starting in April)
Application Procedure & Selection
The documents must then be uploaded in full to the online application portal and sent to the student office by post. The application documents include:
- School leaving certificate (university entrance qualification), certified copy with an official translation into English or German.
- Certificate of first degree with a transcript of records, a certified copy with an official translation in English or German.
- If you already have a master’s degree, please enclose a certificate with an overview of your grades. A master’s degree completed abroad in no way reduces your chances compared to other applicants.
- If your transcript of records does not contain the final grade of the degree and a grading scale, please include this information in your letter of motivation. Please do not convert your grade into other evaluation systems (German, USA, etc.).
- If your university issues a diploma supplement or a similar document, please enclose this document, even if it is not mandatory.
- Certified copy of the official English certificate (see language requirements).
- Curriculum vitae in tabular form, no longer than 2 pages, with information on your education and professional experience. You can use the Europass CV format, but this is not mandatory.
- Letter of motivation with max. 1,500 words.
- Your cover letter should explain why you are applying for the program. You should describe your academic background and to what extent your qualifications and possibly practical experience (jobs, summer schools, etc.) qualify you for the International Track. In particular, you should tell why you are interested in the profiles “Social Structure and Social Inequality” or “Sociology and Anthropology of the Global World”. Please do not just include information from your resume or transcript, but describe what you have learned and how that experience qualifies you for the program.
- Letters of recommendation or expert opinions for your application are not requested. You can, however, upload letters of this kind in the “Additional documents” section if you think that they complement or support your reasoning in the letter of motivation.
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