Faculty of Economics and Social SciencesSociology – Bachelor 25%

Orientation Days at Heidelberg University - 7th June to 25th June 2021

This year, the orientation days will consist in a mix of online presentations, videos, and podcasts. Learn more about the degree programmes available at Heidelberg University, gain insight into the diverse subjects on offer, and pick up all the important information you need about studying at Heidelberg.
Orientation Days at Heidelberg University

Sociology is the science of social action in specific consideration of institutional conditionalities and effects. It is in equal parts a theory-driven as well as an empirical discipline. 

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter semester only
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman and English
Fees and contributions171.80 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with no admission restrictions
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.

Course Content

The Bachelor’s degree programme in Sociology provides students with a sound theoretical and empirical grounding in Sociology. Students will gain knowledge of the theoretical and methodological foundations of the subject, with due reference being made to the requirements of the job market and the changes taking place within it. Students will learn to work to academic standards and to critically analyse social conditions and the measures taken by governmental and non-governmental institutions to improve them. 

The degree programme focusses on the study of the structural conditions of institutional configurations such as “state”, “market” and “civil society”, along with the repercussions that these have on individuals’ behaviour. The Bachelor’s degree programme enables students to gain a first degree that qualifies them to enter a profession. They are able to independently solve problems in their chosen career and simultaneously assume responsibility in the respective institutional configurations ‘state’, ‘market’ and ‘civil society’.

Course Structure

Sociology can be studied as a minor subject (25%) with a major subject at 75%. Students take mandatory courses in sociology and courses from the compulsory elective area.