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Study Sociology in Germany: 40 Universities with 53 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2021/2022)

Updated: 07-29-2021 | Reading Time: 5 minutes

Sociology has some well known connections to Germany, certain names such as Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Jutta Almendinger come to mind. One may be motivated to study Sociology in Germany to wander in their footsteps. With a great number of English-taught Master’s programs in Sociology offered, German universities also provide international, up-to date programs that connect theory with cutting-edge research.

Some of the international Master’s programs in Sociology in Germany have an interdisciplinary and international focus. Programs can address issues such as development or globalisation, or intersect with Global and Area Studies. Many Master’s degrees in Sociology offer their students the freedom to choose their own focus point during their studies. View all options in our Study Finder.

Overview

masters
53

Study Programs in English

universities
40

Universities

ranking
25

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (34 programs for EU citizens, 28 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

10,000 € per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between July 31 and July 25

Summer Semester

between July 31 and July 15

View all 53 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Sociology

#43Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 41,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 9,750 € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #61
#44Times Higher Education Ranking
Heidelberg University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 7,050 € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #47, QS World University Rankings #64
#70Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Bonn

public University

No. of Students: approx. 38,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 4,500 € (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #105, QS World University Rankings #255
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 35,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 4,500 € (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #121
#86Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Freiburg

public University

No. of Students: approx. 24,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 6,000 € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #101-150, QS World University Rankings #186

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5 English Degree Programs for Sociology in Germany

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Be a leader in the vocational education and training sectorPractice how vocational education and training really worksLive in the booming German capital
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Learn the keystones of developing your own business ideasWork in practical projects with brand companies, agencies or start-upsCareer opportunities in innovative sectors and companies
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Understand how communication shapes the Ibero-American societyInternship or integrated research stay in Ibero-AmericaStudy at the oldest and highly renowned university in Germany
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Jointly offered by Leuphana University, Maastricht University and the University of ValenciaBecome a fuel change for organizationsGet methodological and research training and the possibility to continue toward a PhD
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A unique program to learn about smart and sustainable mobilityStudy in a modern and sustainable University of Applied SciencesBenefit from the international exchange with partner universities

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

16 programs

3 programs

Application Requirements

When you apply to a Master’s program in Sociology, universities will usually expect you to have an academic degree in a related discipline, that means in Sociology or related social sciences, such as Economics or Political Science. Other (interdisciplinary) programs accept students with backgrounds in various disciplines, such as Law, History, Philosophy, Ethnology, or Cultural Studies. Usually, application tests or interviews are not part of the admission process, students must simply submit required documents. In addition to standard certificates (e.g. first degree certificate, a transcript of records, a language certificate), a CV and a letter of motivation are typically required. Extra documents, such as practical experiences, written samples of your work or a background in research methods are sometimes prerequisites.

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
37.7% local admission restriction (local NC)
30.2% no admission restriction
32.1% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

64.2% directly at University
34% via Uni-Assist

3 English Degree Programs for Sociology in Germany

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Become a bridge between culture and organizationsGet inspired by Leuphana’s futuristic campusRegister for the Doctoral Track, and continue your education with a PhD
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Unique and interdisciplinary approachConduct praxis-oriented research in one of the partner Institutes of the Cooperation Network for Peace, Research and Security PolicyLive and study in a vibrant metropolis
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Choose two specializations: “Business and Labor”, “Migration or “Digital Communication”Work in major human rights institutionsTake advantage of the mandatory 10-week internship

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (5 programs )

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (15 programs )

Maximum:

7 (7 programs )

Maximum:

108 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (15 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (5 programs )

Maximum:

7 (7 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Maximum:

108 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (15 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (15 programs )

6 English Degree Programs for Sociology in Germany

Program Features

2-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

86.8%

Summer intake

1.9%

Winter & Summer intake

11.3%

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

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Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin

public University of applied sciences · No. of Students: 3,900

Program Fees: 2,640 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

bbw University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of applied sciences · No. of Students: 1,100

Program Fees: 3,270 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Eng. (Bachelor of Engineering)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Bielefeld University

public University · No. of Students: 25,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Brand University of Applied Sciences

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

Program Fees: 5,340 € - 6,840 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

public Technical University · No. of Students: 7,300

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

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