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M.Sc. On Campus

Sociology - Social And Economic Psychology

University of Cologne

24 months
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The Sociology - Social And Economic Psychology programme at the University of Cologne is unique in its interdisciplinary orientation and combination of different subjects. It is also characterised by its well-balanced composition of theory and practical application.

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This Sociology - Social And Economic Psychology programme at the University of Cologne provides you with:

  • a solid foundation in sociological and advanced methods of cross-sectional data analysis.
  • in-depth knowledge of social and economic psychology, including advanced skills in decision-making, persuasion, consumer behavior and organisational psychology.
  • skills for planning, conducting and evaluating psychological studies.
  • general analytical skills for identifying, understanding and solving societal problems.

Due to the programme’s interdisciplinary nature and also because of the diversity in the backgrounds, students are encouraged to broaden their horizons. Additionally, this program puts an emphasis on the area of business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Theoretical and methodological skills in sociology and psychology are continuously applied to current issues during the course of study.

Career Opportunities

Skills acquired in the M.Sc. Sociology – Social and Economic Psychology programme prepare you for a broad range of international professional careers in private enterprises, civil service or in non-governmental organisations.

The special combination of methodical skills and advanced social and economic psychological knowledge, supplemented by further economic or social science subjects, allows you to develop a unique profile, which qualifies you to work in areas such as:

  • Organizational Development Coaching or Consulting Management and HR Development Market and Opinion Research Marketing and Communication Media
  • Trainee Programmes Academic Research
  • This programme offers career opportunities in a wide range of branches, such as in the private sector, in research institutions, public, private or non-governmental institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • You will receive advanced training in sociology and become an expert in economic and social psychology: You will be introduced to psychometric methods, learn about strategic interactions, collective actions, social norms, organisational culture and job satisfaction as well as personal, situational and social influences on consumer behavior.
  • In addition, you will be presented with valuable opportunities to further develop your profile and prepare you for the labour market. You can choose modules from different areas of business administration and economics as well as from other social sciences.
  • Three basic courses in sociology equip you with state-of-the-art knowledge on contemporary societies and how to use sociological theory to understand the social world. You will also learn and practice advanced methods for analyzing cross-sectional data.

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

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application in the case of unfinished Bachelor studies: In cases where present Bachelor studies have not been fully completed, application is permitted if the candidate has earned at least 80% of the required credits and will have achieved the remaining results by 30 September at the latest. The specific admission criteria governing the designated course of study (including the overall grade) must already have been fulfilled on the basis of the exam results available at the time of application.
  • at least 18 ECTS credits in the fields of Social Sciences and/or Business Administration and/or Economics
  • at least 12 ECTS credits in the fields of Statistics and/or Methods in Quantitative Social Sciences and/or Applied Quantitative Empirical Social Research

Tuition Fee

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The University of Cologne does not charge any tuition fees.

Each semester, all enrolled students of the University of Cologne have to pay a social fee.

Living costs for Köln

831 - 1291 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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