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.
No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools
Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program