Bielefeld University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
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The MA Sociology at Bielefeld University prepares students for international careers in research and science, as well as occupational areas outside universities where sociological thinking, international perspectives and experience are required. 


The International Track is the English-language branch of a German-language degree programme. Thus, MA Sociology students can combine courses taught in English with courses taught in German, or study their entire MA Sociology degree programme at Bielefeld University in English.

An increasing number of professions in scientific and non-scientific institutions throughout the world are now internationally oriented. International organisations have become increasingly important in recent years and there has been a growing demand for highly qualified young professionals who are experts in a variety of sociological fields and have had international experience during their studies. 


  • International Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Marketing Firms and Market Research Companies
  • Administration, Unions, Political Parties, and Labour Unions
  • Human Resources
  • Publishing Companies, Newspapers, Radio and TV
  • Universities and other Institutions of Higher Education and Research Centres


All international programs are accredited by internationally recognized accreditation agencies.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Social Structure Analysis and Social Inequality 
  • Empirical student research project
  • Sociology of the Global World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to qualify for the MA Sociology, you must have an undergraduate degree with at least three years of higher education, which is recognized in Germany as equivalent to a German bachelor’s degree.
  • Your transcript of records must indicate that your previously completed course of study covers at least three of the following four thematic areas: theory of sociology, methods of empirical social research, special sociology/social science and general social sciences. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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