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Masters Program (continuing education/postgraduate studies)


Current developed societies are often dubbed as knowledge or science societies. The Masters Program in Science and Society considers society in two respects:

In relation to social structure, the program’s focus lies in the debate over education and employment life-course trajectories.

In relation to science, the program investigates the processes of change in these areas of society, regarding not only both the public knowledge system and the privately financed science institutions, but also regarding the hybrid forms of knowledge production.

The program was accredited without requirements in 2010 through the Zentrale Evaluierungs- und Akkreditierungsagentur Hannover (ZEvA). The program was reaccredited in 2016.

The program is interdisciplinary and builds on professional expertise from different disciplines. The Institute of Sociology, the Institute of Political Sciences, the Faculty of Public Law (with a focus on international and European law), the Faculty of Civil Law, IT Law or Intellectual Property Law, the Institute of Social Politics, the Institute of Labor Economics, and the Institute of Philosophy each have their own package of professional and discipline-specific expertise. The program is supported through cooperation with the DZHW – German Center for University Research and Scientific Research, Ltd.

The program distinguishes itself through clear research orientation as well as through a foundation of various methods and theories. The theoretical and methodological expertise acquired in the program modules are able to be applied by students within the comprehensive project modules and  deepened by research practice.

 A network of experienced partners in the field has been developed for the project module in which students can realize their projects. In this way students already become familiar with the possible future occupational fields, which increases their employability.

The program is taught in German. Therefore it is necessary to acquire German skills (level DSH2 or TestDaF TDN 4) before applying.

For further information please do not hesitate to contact the program coordinator Ann-Christin Bartels.