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Study Social Theory in Germany: 4 Universities with 5 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-28-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

Social Theory is an intellectual field that explores the frameworks and concepts used to analyze and understand social phenomena. This discipline encompasses a range of theories that explain social structures, relationships, and behaviors. Students engage with classical and contemporary social theories, examining topics like power dynamics, social change, culture, and identity. The curriculum provides a deep understanding of sociological perspectives, critical theory, and cultural studies, fostering critical thinking about societal constructs and their impact. Graduates with a background in Social Theory are well-equipped for careers in academia, research, social policy, or any field that benefits from a nuanced understanding of the complexities of human societies.

Overview

masters
5

Study Programs in English

universities
4

Universities

ranking
2

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (3 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

€ 11,700 per semester (2 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between February 28 and February 01

Summer Semester

between and

View all 5 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Social Theory

#17DFG-Ranking
University of Bremen

public University

No. of Students: approx. 18,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Humboldt Ranking #36
#72DFG-Ranking
Leuphana University Lüneburg

public University

No. of Students: approx. 9,600 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Humboldt Ranking #75

Tuition Fees

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3 English Degree Programs for Social Theory in Germany

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
40% local admission restriction (local NC)
0% no admission restriction
60% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

80% directly at University
0% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
20% via uni-assist

2 English Degree Programs for Social Theory in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

7 (3 programs )

Minimum:

94 (1 program )

Minimum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (4 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (3 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

7 (3 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

94 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (3 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (4 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (3 programs )

Program Features

4-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

100%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

0%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Social Theory

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Bard College Berlin

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 300

Program Fees: € 11,700 - € 16,500

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 9,500

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Leuphana University Lüneburg

public University · No. of Students: 9,600

Program Fees: € 0

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

University of Bremen

public University · No. of Students: 18,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)