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Sociology: Dynamic Social Change

full time

  • Master of Arts

    Master
    Degree

  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Osnabrück

    Location

  • January 2023 (Germans and inhabitants)

    January 2023 (EU), January 2023 (Non-EU)

Overview and admission

Study Type

graduate

Admission semester

Summer and Winter Semester

Area of study
Sociology, Social Science
Focus

International Comparative Social Sciences

Target group

Graduates of the Bachelor's course in Social Sciences, European Studies or of the dual-subject Bachelor's course in Political Science or Sociology or a comparable degree

Annotation

The focus of the research-related master's program is the sociological analysis of social structures and processes of change on the micro-, meso- and macro-social level. Based on theories of social differentiation, theories of the origin and structure of modern society, cultural theories as well as actors and institutional theories are treated. Following a specialist core curriculum, an individual topic profile is made possible in the second academic year based on the elective The subject-specific modules focus on the thematization of structures of social differentiation, the importance of the cultural dimension for their reproduction or transformation, variants of capitalism and the transformation of welfare state regimes, and the analysis of the organisation of social work. Due to the free electoral area, a systematic extension of the studies to political, European and migration topics is possible. In the methods area, advanced quantitative and qualitative procedures are treated to the same extent. The obligatory research seminar then offers the opportunity to carry out smaller research projects and at the same time, prepare for the Master's thesis. The flexible structure of the study program allows a stay abroad without lengthening the duration of the course in the third semester. Course related achievements acquired abroad can be counted especially in the free elective area. The master's degree opens up the possibility of obtaining a doctorate and, if the study program is appropriate / the respective prerequisites are available, access to any doctoral studies \; accordingly to the doctoral program Migration Research and Intercultural Studies at the University of Osnabrück. The degree also qualifies for a wide range of activities in the private sector (market and opinion research, marketing, advertising / public relations, press / spokesperson), journalism, for activities in units of national and international administrations, non-governmental organizations, associations and political parties etc.

Admission modus

open admission

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

Bachelor's or equivalent degree in Social Sciences, European Studies or Social Science or in the dual-subject Bachelor's degree in Political Science or Sociology. In addition, proof of a sufficient command of German and English at level B1 according to the CEFR.

Lecture period
  • 17.10.2022 - 11.02.2023
  • 04.04.2023 - 09.07.2023

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2022/2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    Expired

    with the online process; For the Master’s degree of Education in Teaching Qualification extension subjects, as well as for the Master of Education in Teaching Qualification at Vocational Schools in the subject areas of Health Sciences/Nursing Sciences/Cosmetology/Social Pedagogy, the deadline is 15/08/2022. For information on vacant study places and extended deadlines, see uos.debewerben

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    Expired

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    Expired

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    Expired

    as per letter of acceptance

Summer semester (2023)
  • Application deadline for Germans and inhabitants

    01.12.2022 - 15.01.2023

  • Deadlines for International Students from the European Union

    01.12.2022 - 15.01.2023

  • Deadlines for international students from countries that are not members of the European Union

    01.12.2022 - 15.01.2023

  • Enrollment deadline for Germans and foreign students

    01.12.2022 - 15.01.2023

Languages of instruction

Main language

German

Further languages

English

International office

International Office
Address
Neuer Graben 27
49069
Osnabrück
Tel:
0541 / 969-7777
Fax:
0541 / 969-4495
Email:
international@uni-osnabrueck.de
Web:
https://www.uos.de/io

Student advisory service

Zentrale Studienberatung (ZSB)
Address
Neuer Graben 27
49074
Osnabrück
Tel:
0541 / 969-4999
Fax:
0541 / 969-4792
Email:
info@zsb-os.de
Web:
https://www.zsb-os.de

Graduate contact

Universität Osnabrück, Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften
Address
Seminarstraße 33
49069
Osnabrück
Tel:
0541 / 969-4528
Email:
jens.poesse@uni-osnabrueck.de

Jens Pösse