Master's Degree Programs

The one-subject master's program in social science deals in depth with matters of sociology, social psychology and social anthropology, political science and social policy, and methods of empirical social research. By choosing a program of study, specialization occurs in a cross-sectional area.

There are also programs in the two-subject M.A.: social science with a field of study in sociology, political science, or social psychology. The faculty is also affiliated with the two-subject M.A. programs: Master of Education Social Science, Gender Studies, and European Culture and Economy (ECUE).

One-Subject Model: M.A. Social Science Various Programs of Specialization


Programs of Specialization:

Management and Regulation of Labor, Economy and Organization (Double Degree Option Puebla, Mexiko)

Student counseling - Prof . Dr. Birgit Apitzsch, Prof. Dr. Margit Fauser

Urban and Regional Development

Student counseling - Prof. Dr. Jörg Bogumil

  • Office: GD 2/267
  • Phone: (0234) 32-27805
  • Office hours: Tue 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • E-mail:

Program of Specialization - Urban and Regional Development

Globalization, Transnationalization and Governance (Double Degree Option Wroclaw, Polen)

Student counseling - Prof. Dr. Stefan Schirm

  • Office: GD 2/279
  • Phone: (0234) 32-23016
  • Office hours: available on homepage
  • E-mail:

Program of Specialization - Globalization, Transnationalization and Governance

Culture and the Individual

Student counseling - Prof. Dr. Jürgen Straub

  • Office: GD 1/259
  • Phone: (0234) 32-25171
  • Office hours: Wed 8.30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • E-mail:

Program of Specialization - Culture and the Individual

Social Research Methods

Student counseling - Sebastian Jeworutzki

Program of Specialization - Social Research Methods

Two-Subject Model: M.A. Social Science Various Fields of Study


Field of Study - Sociology

Student counseling - Till Stefes

Field of Study - Political Science

Student counseling - Prof. Dr. Rainer Eising

  • Office: GD 2/255
  • Phone: +49 (0)234 32 - 25172
  • Office hours: Tue 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., registration by entry in the list on the blackboard of the chair
  • E-mail:

Field of Study - Social Theory and Cultural Psychology

Student counseling - Prof. Dr. Jürgen Straub

  • Office: GD 1/259
  • Phone: +49 (0)234 32 - 25171
  • Office hours: Wed 8.30 a.m. to 9.45 a.m.
  • E-mail:
Two-Subject Model: M.Ed. Master of Education

The Master of Education degree program in the subject of social science replaces the former teacher training program and conveys subject-specific didactic content in addition to subject-specific academic content.


Student counseling - Nora Pösl

The school board passed the following resolution on this matter at its meeting on February 01, 2022 (content translation):

„A transfer to the Master of Education program requires (1) that all examinations and assignments in the bachelor's program have been completed and passed by September 30 (in the case of transfer to the winter semester) or March 31 (in the case of transfer to the summer semester). The transfer to the Master of Education program takes place (2) no later than November 30 for the winter semester and no later than May 31 for the summer semester of each year. Later transfers are only possible in cases of hardship (e.g. delays in the evaluation of the bachelor's thesis, cancelled examinations, etc.) upon application of the student to the GPA-M.Ed.".

Two-Subject Model: M.A. Gender Studies

Information about the Gender Studies programs (also the one-subject model with Double Degree Option Graz, Austria)

One-Subject Model: M.A. European Culture and Economy (ECUE)

 Information about the study program ECUE

Part-Time Master: M.A. Digital Administration Management