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Study Sociology in Germany: 51 Universities with 78 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 02-27-2024 | 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
78

Study Programs in English

universities
51

Universities

ranking
30

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (52 programs for EU citizens, 44 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 12,000 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between February 28 and February 01

Summer Semester

between July 15 and August 15

View all 78 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Sociology

#38Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 47,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 4,000 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #50, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52
#42Times Higher Education Ranking
Heidelberg University

public University

No. of Students: approx. 28,000 students

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

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #57, QS World University Rankings #63
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 36,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 2,500 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #128
#83Times Higher Education Ranking
Freie Universität Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 38,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #127
#84Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
University of Bonn

public University

No. of Students: approx. 37,000 students

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

Times Higher Education Ranking #112, QS World University Rankings #226

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3 English Degree Programs for Sociology in Germany

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Become an expert in development studiesFlexibility: Study completely online or online + live workshops in the Ivory CoastStudy while you work

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open 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)
38.5% local admission restriction (local NC)
33.3% no admission restriction
28.2% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

56.4% directly at University
11.5% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
34.6% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Sociology in Germany

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Experience Europe Through Practical ProjectsAnswering Big Questions for a Global CareerExplore Interdisciplinary Research Frontiers
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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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Become a Global Social Work ExpertImmersive Internship ExperienceEnjoy comfortable campus life at Friedensau

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (4 programs )

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (23 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

108 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (30 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (4 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Maximum:

108 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (23 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (30 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Sociology in Germany

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Unique Interdisciplinary ProgramInternational Study EnvironmentVibrant City of Flensburg
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Study Within Unique Interdisciplinary MixSustainable City ExpertiseWorldwide Exchange Opportunities
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Program Features

2-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

94.9%

Summer intake

1.3%

Winter & Summer intake

6.4%

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: 4,200

Program Fees: € 1,250 - € 2,640

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Bard College Berlin

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

Program Fees: € 11,700 - € 16,500

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Bielefeld University

public University · No. of Students: 24,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

public Technical University · No. of Students: 6,800

Program Fees: € 0

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

Constructor University

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 1,500

Program Fees: € 10,000

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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