Master Sociology and Social Research

The Master course Sociology and Social Research at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Bremen is a two-year program for students of social science which have a special interest in empirical and sociological research.

The focus of this project course lies in empirical social science and in a particularly close practical approach which is unique in Germany.

The course gives deeper insights into standardized and non-standardized analytical methods as well as theoretical principles in different sociological subject areas. Students are supervised and introduced to independently carrying out a small research project while support is provided. Students can choose their research focus from the following areas:

  • Social structure and forms of life
  • Education, work and social welfare
  • Urban development and migration
  • Social integration and methodology research
  • Social networks


The Master degree in sociology and social science research enables students to carry out independent social science research. A successful degree can lead to an academic career or a career in non-university research institutes such as publicly-funded research institutes or private social research.

Current Courses

Details and comments on individual courses for the summer 2018 can be found in the detailed lecture timetable of the University of Bremen.