Study Sociology in Germany: 33 Universities with 39 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 01-24-2021 | 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

39

Study Programs in English

33

Universities

21

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (25 programs for EU citizens, 20 programs for Non-EU)

Maximum:

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

Application Deadline

Winter Semester

between March 01 and October 01

Summer Semester

between March 01 and August 31

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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,- € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #61
#70Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Bonn

public University

No. of Students: approx.38,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € (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,- € - 1,500 € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #101-150, QS World University Rankings #186
#91Times Higher Education Ranking
University of Tübingen

public University

No. of Students: approx.27,000 students

Program Fees: 0,- € - 1,500 € (per semester)

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #151-200, QS World University Rankings #168

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Tuition fees

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2021/2022

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

33 Programs open for application

1 Programs open for application

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)
41% local admission restriction (local NC)
25.6% no admission restriction
33.4% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

64.1% directly at University
35.9% via Uni-Assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

5 (3 programs)

Minimum

70 (1 program)

Minimum

0 (22 programs)

Maximum

7 (4 programs)

Maximum

100 (1 program)

Maximum

0 (22 programs)

IELTS Band

Minimum

5 (3 programs)

Maximum

7 (4 programs)

TOEFL Scores

Minimum

70 (1 program)

Maximum

100 (1 program)

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

0 (22 programs)

Maximum

0 (22 programs)

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

84.6%

Summer intake

2.6%

Winter & Summer intake

12.8%

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)

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)

Freie Universität Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 37,000

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MLB (Master of Law and Business)

MBM (Master of Business Marketing)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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