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Social Sciences - Social Structures and Democratic Governance
Master of Arts

Short description

Short description

The consecutive, four-semester MA programme in Social Science (M.A.) at HHU builds on a successfully completed B.A. programme in social or political sciences and is directed towards academically interested students. 

Entry/Admission requirements

This four-semester study programme with the Master of Arts (M.A.) as a degree is free of admission with " of special aptitude" (application and aptitude test take place directly at Heinrich-Heine-Universität) and can be started in the winter term.

Programme content

The programm imparts deepened knowledge about  the analysis of social structures, the forms and problems of a democratic governance, the transnational society and European politics as well as mediatised political communication. Another focus lies on advanced social-scientific methods which enable the students to analyse and critically reflect the societal reality and political processes.

Programme structure

The Master in Social Sciences is supported by the subjects Political Science and Sociology. It provides scientifically sound insights into social change and democratic governance in modern societies.

The programme focusses on project-oriented study and independent research by students.

Programme objectives/Career prospects

The MA in Social Sciences prepares students for the following professional fields, among others:

  • Political & Project Management
  • Planning & Training
  • Organizational & Human Resources Development
  • Market & Opinion Research
Programme start:
Winter semester
Programme duration:
4 semesters
Language of instruction:
German (partially: English)
Application procedure:
Admission-free with aptitude assessment in the application portal
Closing date for applications:
Closing date for enrolment:
16/07/2024 - 04/10/2024
Closing date for re-registration:
01/07/2024 - 15/08/2024
Relevant documents:

Examination regulations

Module guide

Both available in German only.

Study programme contact:

Prof. Dr. Annette Schnabel


Phone: +49 211 81-10617


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Rosar


Phone: +49 211 81-15301

Study programme/Department
SSC contact:

Student Services Center (SSC)
Building: 21.02 / SSC
Phone +49 211 81‐12345


For questions regarding the course of studies and for examination issues:

Student and Examination Administration
Contact Examination Administration

Student Services Center (SSC)

Offers for prospective students

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