Economics, Law and Social Sciences – Social Science concentration

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Bachelor program

Degree profile

Begin of study
winter semester
Duration
6 semester
Academic degree
Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
Structure
full time and part time
Faculty
Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences
Tuition fee
semester contribution only
Admission restriction
no restricted admission
Dual-subject Bachelor
major and minor subject
Teaching language
German, English
School subject
Social studies
Teacher relevance
Secondary schools, Vocational schools
ECTS
180

Course Details

The increasing global integration of politics, law, economy and culture is one of the great social challenges of our time. Interdisciplinary knowledge, as offered by the Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Erfurt, is therefore becoming increasingly important.

It is the only faculty in Germany to combine the three disciplines:

  • law
  • social sciences (political science and sociology)
  • economics

In the major and minor in Social Sciences you will deal with social orders, institutions and organisations. The social sciences focus on the question of how political and social action contexts are created, reproduced and changed.

In researching these connections, they emphasize historical, international and cultural comparison. In addition, the strong profiling of methodological training conveys the importance of social research as a science as well as knowledge of the methods of applied social research.

Economics, Law and Social Sciences - unique in Germany

The Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences combines the departments of Law (Public and Private Law), Social Sciences (Political Science and Sociology) and Economics into an innovative teaching and research program.

The research combines disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives and, in addition to that, basic theoretical questions from economics, social sciences and law, focuses on the transformation of state and market under the conditions of the current European multi-level system as well as on political, economic and legal instruments for crisis management.

With these courses of study we offer our approximately 800 students the best conditions for developing an interdisciplinary perspective on the social challenges of the 21st century. The supra-regional origin of most students is a clear sign of the high attractiveness of the courses.

Niklas studies Economics, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Erfurt (in German)

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Career Opportunities

Our graduates are active in these professional fields:

  •     in national and international non-governmental organisations,
  •     with parties and associations,
  •     with foundations,
  •     in public administration,
  •     in political and economic consulting,
  •     in social science research.

Meet our alumni!

Our Alumni (in German)

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Social Science in Detail

Structure of the study program

The bachelor's degree course at the University of Erfurt comprises a major and a minor subject (two-subject bachelor's degree) as well as the fundamental course of study. It aims to impart specialist content and occupational field orientation as well as interdisciplinary skills. The standard period of study is six semesters.

Orientation Phase (First Year)

  • Introduction to the social science theories and basics
  • Government
    • International Relations
    • Analysis of political systems
  • Democracy
    • Theory of Democracy
    • Social structure and political orders
    • German political system
  • Statistics
  • Theories
  • Methods of empirical social research
  • Basic courses in Economics, Law and Social Sciences (in combination with law or economics, international relations or management)

Qualification Phase (Second/Third Year)

  • Social research: quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Political theory
    • History of ideas
    • Basic terms
    • modern political theory
  • International Relations
    • International organizations
    • Peace and conflict research
    • Foreign Policy
  • Sociology
    • Social structure analysis
    • Sociological theory
    • Political sociology
  • comparative government
    • Policy Area Analysis
    • Political institutions
    • Political systems

Two-Subject-Bachelor

The major and minor subjects differ in terms of the content and scope of the course. In the major subject a Bachelor thesis is written.

Examinations regulations Economics, Law and Social Sciences

Possible combinations

Economics, Law and Social Sciences – Social Science concentration can be combined with all fields of study.

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The STUDIMAT supports you in combining the major with the minor subject. Try it out now!
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Study abroad

Study abroad

A semester abroad in an English speaking country is strongly recommended. The International Office will be happy to assist you in organizing your stay abroad.

Study abroad

Internships

Internships during studies

  • Interdisciplinary Internship for Vocational Field
  • optional: Internship for Vocational Field

Further internships for students with the professional goal of becoming teachers:

  • two school type related school internships in the Bachelor's programme

Study teaching profession

Information about study teaching profession

Teacher training takes place in the Bachelor-Master study system. The degree is equivalent to the 1st state examination. Following the Master's program, you will complete the preparatory service, which concludes with the 2nd state examination.
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Relevance for teacher training

If you follow a master's degree course in teaching, you will acquire the teaching qualification for the subject Social studies at the following schools:

  • Secondary schools
  • Vocational schools

Studying to become a secondary school teacher

  • Combination of Economics, Law and Social Sciences – Social Science concentration with minor subject (relevant to the teaching profession)

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Studying to become a teacher for vocational schools

  • Economics, Law and Social Sciences – Social Science concentration as a general subject

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Admissions qualification

Studying with Abitur

  • general qualification for university entrance or the subject-related higher education entrance qualification or a comparable previous education

General information on the admission requirements (study without Abitur):
www.uni-erfurt.de/studium/zugangsvoraussetzungen

Language requirements

Good knowledge of English is expected.

Language Centre

The Language Centre (Sprachenzentrum) offers around 140 language courses per semester in 16 modern and ancient (foreign) languages. It supports you in acquiring and deepening your language skills.
www.uni-erfurt.de/sprachenzentrum

International applicants

Information on required German language skills and the German language test for university admission (DSH)
Language requirements for access / DSH

No admission limitation (without nc)

No admission limitation (without nc)

At present, no admission restriction (without numerus clausus) is expected.

Master Programs

Open Day & Discovery Days

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Open Day

Numerous information and advisory services offer you the opportunity to see the study and living conditions in Erfurt for yourself at the open day. Get to know the green campus and the beautiful old town centre on guided tours. Information on the program: Open Day

Discovery Days

The discovery days at the University of Erfurt mean experiencing "studying up close". Within a week (on as many days as you like) you can attend selected courses (lectures or seminars) and get a taste of campus life. Information and program: Discovery Days

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Application

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The major and minor subject in Economics, Law and Social Sciences – Social Science concentration is admission-free (without NC).

Application for the two-subject Bachelor's degree:

If you wish to combine Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences – Social Science with an admission-free program (without NC), you can enrol directly from June 1 to September 30.

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If you wish to combine Faculty of Economics, Law and Social Sciences – Social Science admission-restricted (with NC), please apply from July 1 to August 20 via the following link.

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Are you considering to study Economics, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Erfurt, but are still unsure what to expect? Then simply contact us by e-mail at stawi2b@uni-erfurt.de
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We (from left to right: Fee, Celine and Hanna) study different subject combinations and are happy to answer all kinds of questions about study contents or future opportunities, but also about Erfurt as a city of study or our student life.