Welcome to the Faculty of Social Science

The Faculty of Social Science at the RUB

  • has close links between the individual social science disciplines of sociology, political science, social policy and social economics, social psychology and social anthropology, methods and statistics.
  • pursues an integrative approach to social science in research and teaching.
  • offers a mutually complementary scientifically oriented as well as application-oriented education.
  • refers strongly to current socially relevant topics.
  • allows students to choose between six different fields of study in the master's program in social science (one-subject program) and between three fields of study in the two-subject master's program.
  • is one of the strongest research institutions of its kind.
  • is integrated into numerous international networks and maintains an intensive international exchange in research and teaching.
  • encompasses a wide range of teaching and research areas with 20 different chairs.
  • ensures intensive support for the students.
  • offers extensive counseling services and a tutoring program to support students.





Application and Registration

For the start of a bachelor's program or a one-subject master's program in the winter semester 2024/25 you will have to apply until July 31, 2024. You can find the corresponding information pages of the Ruhr-University Bochum here.

If you are interested in our two-subject master's program, please click here for more information.


For an overview of our news, please visit our German site

Important Information


The current Sowi-Info provides all important information about the B.A. and M.A. studies at our faculty.


B.A. Entry Info

Here you can find all important information for a successful start into the bachelor studies at our faculty.              

Entry Info

M.A. Entry Info

To make it easier for you to start your master's studies, you can find all the important information about the M.A. with us here.                             

Entry Info