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Soziologie

Sociology

Bachelor

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Empirical social research shows that the number of well-educated students needed by universities and also by research facilities that do not belong to a university cannot be supplied satisfactorily. For that reason, it is not only in the interest of the Institute of Sociology to train qualified personnel for its own research projects, but is also important in general, since the labor market for sociologically- and empirically-trained graduates with a masters degree is very good. This applies to both publicly-supported research facilities and social ... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07.

Places to study are awarded through the dialogueorientated service procedure (DoSV).

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Empirical social research shows that the number of well-educated students needed by universities and also by research facilities that do not belong to a university cannot be supplied satisfactorily. For that reason, it is not only in the interest of the Institute of Sociology to train qualified personnel for its own research projects, but is also important in general, since the labor market for sociologically- and empirically-trained graduates with a masters degree is very good. This applies to both publicly-supported research facilities and social research organized by private industry (such as market research and opinion research).

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Besides working in universities, graduates of sociology find career opportunities in a number of very different fields of practice in non-university research, (further) education, the public sector, lobby groups, trade associations and political parties, in the media and in the area of culture, in private enterprises, welfare institutions and in national as well as international non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Typical activities carried out by sociologists within these occupational fields include:
1. Research (fundamental and applied research, including accompanying and evaluating research, market research, opinion surveys, and benchmarking);
2. The cognition and imparting of knowledge (adult education, documentation and reportage, journalism);
3. The application of knowledge: consultation and planning for social systems (staff positions in organisations of the economy, public administration and in state welfare institutions) freelance occupations, self-employed planning, the management of social processes and HR management in various organisations.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The B.A. programme Sociology provides students with an academic grounding for occupations in different areas of the labour market. Besides gaining specific sociological qualifications, students also train their intrapersonal and other non-curricular skills.
The course of studies offers students the possibility to acquire knowledge of the most important sociological theories and the fundamental cognitive knowledge of sociology, the foundations of social structure analysis as well as the methods of empirical social research and statistics. In addition to this students are given the opportunity to elect courses and individual specialisms dealing with specific sociological issues.

Course schedule

Major fields

Students are free to choose a combination of courses which accords with their own individual preferences and career choice. They can choose between special area programmes, method practicals, modules belonging to other subjects of study, accompanying courses of study and work practicals.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Practical

Students on the B.A. course must undertake a minimum eight-week internship or work practical, preferably in the periods between their 2nd and 5th semester.

Study abroad

Students are recommended to participate in a stay abroad.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + specialty + complementary subject

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Dr. Anne Schröter
E-Mail: aschroeter(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-67308

Faculty secretariat

Ilse Wandel
Fon: +49 421 218-67044

Status

03.01.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Empirical social research shows that the number of well-educated students needed by universities and also by research facilities that do not belong to a university cannot be supplied satisfactorily. For that reason, it is not only in the interest of the Institute of Sociology to train qualified personnel for its own research projects, but is also important in general, since the labor market for sociologically- and empirically-trained graduates with a masters degree is very good. This applies to both publicly-supported research facilities and social research organized by private industry (such as market research and opinion research).

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

Besides working in universities, graduates of sociology find career opportunities in a number of very different fields of practice in non-university research, (further) education, the public sector, lobby groups, trade associations and political parties, in the media and in the area of culture, in private enterprises, welfare institutions and in national as well as international non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Typical activities carried out by sociologists within these occupational fields include:
1. Research (fundamental and applied research, including accompanying and evaluating research, market research, opinion surveys, and benchmarking);
2. The cognition and imparting of knowledge (adult education, documentation and reportage, journalism);
3. The application of knowledge: consultation and planning for social systems (staff positions in organisations of the economy, public administration and in state welfare institutions) freelance occupations, self-employed planning, the management of social processes and HR management in various organisations.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Subject combinations non-school career fields

In principle, first-year students are able to study any combination of main or subsidiary subjects offered by the University of Bremen.

The field has no special recommendations regarding suitable combinations with the main subject.

Information on possible overlaps within the following subjects.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The B.A. programme Sociology provides students with an academic grounding for occupations in different areas of the labour market. Besides gaining specific sociological qualifications, students also train their intrapersonal and other non-curricular skills.
The course of studies offers students the possibility to acquire knowledge of the most important sociological theories and the fundamental cognitive knowledge of sociology, the foundations of social structure analysis as well as the methods of empirical social research and statistics. In addition to this students are given the opportunity to elect courses and individual specialisms dealing with specific sociological issues.

Course schedule

Major fields

Students are free to choose a combination of courses which accords with their own individual preferences and career choice. They can choose between special area programmes, method practicals, modules belonging to other subjects of study, accompanying courses of study and work practicals.

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Practical

Students on the B.A. course must undertake a minimum eight-week internship or work practical, preferably in the periods between their 2nd and 5th semester.

Study abroad

Students are recommended to participate in a stay abroad.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + specialty + complementary subject

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
180CP
specialty
120CP
complementary subject
60CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Dr. Anne Schröter
E-Mail: aschroeter(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-67308

Faculty secretariat

Ilse Wandel
Fon: +49 421 218-67044

Status

03.01.2019