Sociology (Master)

Building of the department of Sociology.

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The master’s programme in Sociology particularly emphasises the responsibility of research towards society, especially regarding the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, freedom of science and teaching, freedom of learning, the diversity of different types of academic doctrines and methods, as well as the connection of research and practice. The master’s programme promotes equal treatment of people of all types of sexual orientation, religious, social and ethnic origin, as well as the integration of people with disabilites. Moreover, it aims to raise awareness for issues of gender balance and diversity.

Master of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 066 905

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination

Curriculum (Version 2024)

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Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Admission Procedure

Information about the admission procedure

Information on Previous Studies:

In any case eligible degree programmes at the University of Vienna:

Study Programme

It consists of the following compulsory modules: Introduction to the master programme sociology; Professionalization of scientific research; Sociological theories; Methods of empirical social research; Sociological specialization; Sociological in-depth study of your choice (theories, methods, sociological specialization); Master's thesis project; Master’s thesis and public defense.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Gender balance
  • Models of society (social processes and Dynamics, social structures and discourses, social challenges)
  • Plurality of methods
  • Network analysis
  • Development of theoretical concepts

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates can pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • (non-)university research and (continuing) education
  • public administration
  • advocacy groups
  • media-, culture- and NGO-sector
  • business enterprises
  • institutions of the welfare state
  • regional, national, international and transnational organizations.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.2 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.3 (appropriate)

→ These results are based on feedback from 56 graduates.

*You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the master's programme in Sociology (in German).

Graduates ...

  • find employment within 3 months after graduation on average.

*You can find further information on career entry and career paths in the tracking of graduates "MA Sociology".