Study Programme

The Double Degree Programme starts in Bamberg. Formally, students study both the two-year M.A. in Sociology (Bamberg) and the one-year Research Master in Sociology and Demography (Barcelona). Students are required to select the core area "Demography, Migration and Integration (C2)" in the M.A. Sociology in Bamberg. The courses of the programme are held in English.

The complete Double Degree Programme can be studied like a normal two-year programme, because both universities have agreed on a list of courses that are mutually recognized. During the first term students will be assisted in designing their individual study plans. An overview of the modules and courses of the programme is provided below.

Courses at the University of Bamberg

  • Sociological Theory, Lecture (6 ECTS)
  • Elective course in Sociological Theory (6 ECTS)
  • Research Design (6 ECTS)
  • Two courses in Advanced Methods of Quantitative Analyses in Social Research (12 ECTS) or Two Courses in Advanced Methods of Data Aquisition (12 ECTS)
  • Two elective courses in Demography and Family (12 ECTS)
    • One in Advanced Topics of Demography
    • One in Advanced Topics of Family
  • Four elective courses in Migration and Integration (24 ECTS)
    • Advanced Topics in Migration and Integration
    • Ethnical Inequality
    • Migration- and Integration Research

Total 1st year: 66 ECTS

Courses at the University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona

  • four mandatory courses in Sociodemographic Analysis (20 ECTS)
    • Demographic Changes and Social Dynamics
    • Social Policy and the Welfare State
    • Family, Gender, and Society
    • Analysis of Social Inequalities
  • two electiv courses (10 ECTS)
    • Migration and Society
    • Health and Inequality
    • Research and Data Analysis Seminar
    • Employment Policies and Labour Markets
  • Master Thesis and Defence (30 ECTS)
    • Master Thesis
    • Defence

Total 2nd year: 60 ECTS