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Unser Angebot für InteressierteYou are interested in an innovative BA or MA degree course in the field of Social Science? Then you are right here! Learn more about the courses at the Faculty of Social Science at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum!

Bachelor course

The Faculty of Social Science has optimised its offer since the summer term of 2007 and is offering new attractive courses.

Bachelor course one-subject-model:

The new one-subject model Bachelor "Social Science" has replaced the old diploma course. The modules of this Bachelor go from Sociology, Political Science, Economy, Social Psychology, Social Anthropology and Methodology and bring these disciplines together in the development phase.

Bachelor course two-subject-model

The Social Science offers in the two-subject-model have also been re-organised under interdisciplinary aspects. Beside the established subject Policy, Economy and Society (PWG) there is a new interdisciplinary subject Culture, Individual and Society (KIG):

Master courses

Master course Social Science

You can choose between six different programmes in the one-subject-model and so specialise in a leading theme.
Following programmes are offered at the Faculty of Social Science:

Social Science programmes in the two-subject-model

Five subjects are offered in the two-subject-model. You choose one subject of an other faculty and one of the five subjects offered by the Faculty of Social Science.

Ten good reasons for studying at the Faculty of Social Science

The Faculty of Social Science
  • has reorganised its courses completely to the future-oriented Bachelor and Master degree courses
  • the individual Social Science disciplines Sociology, Political Science, Social Policy and Social Economy, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology, Methods and Statistics are closely linked
  • pursues an integrative approach of Social Science in research and teaching
  • offers a mutually complimentary scientifically oriented as well as application oriented education
  • enables you to choose between six different (one-subject-model) or 3 different (two-subject-model) programmes in the Master course
  • is one of the most-research intensive institutions of its kind
  • is involved in numerous networks and has an intensive international exchange in research and teaching
  • covers a broad field of teaching and research fields with 21 professors
  • ensures intensive support of the students
  • offers extensive guidance programmes and tutorials for the support of students


To begin a Bachelor’s degree or a Master's degree (One-subject-model) in the summer term 2022, you must apply by 15.01.22 (limited admission). You can find the corresponding information pages for the Ruhr University of Bochum here.
To begin a Master's degree (Two-subject-model) in the summer term 2022, you must apply by 01.03.22 Prior to registration, prospective students must complete an obligatory counselling interview.

International applicants have to contact the international office.
You can find information about the process and requirements here .