Sociology (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Sociology begins with an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP). The Introductory and Orientation Periods (STEOP) of the degree programmes in Political Science, Social and Cultural Anthropology and Sociology consist of a uniform module focusing on social sciences, and a subject-specific module. Following the STEOP, students have to complete compulsory modules on the basics of the discipline, theories, methods, applications, law and economics and communicative and social skills, as well as an elective module. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Bachelor of Arts

Degree Programme Code: 033 505

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 30 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination

Curriculum

Attention

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.

Study Programme

The bachelor’s programme in Sociology begins with an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP). The Introductory and Orientation Periods (STEOP) of the degree programmes in Political Science, Social and Cultural Anthropology and Sociology consist of a uniform module focusing on social sciences, and a subject-specific module. Following the STEOP, students have to complete compulsory modules on the basics of the discipline, theories, methods, applications, law and economics and communicative and social skills, as well as an elective module. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Contemporary society
  • Power and authority
  • Norms, values, deviations
  • Quality of life
  • Empirical methods and statistics

 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

The bachelor’s programme in Sociology prepares students for future employment in a variety of occupational fields, such as:

  • (continuing) education
  • public administration
  • media and culture
  • business enterprises
  • institutions of the welfare state and
  • national and international non-governmental organisations.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates