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 Master in Sociology (Tilburg). Students are required to select the specialization areas "Empirical Social Research" and "Education, Labour Market, Inequality" 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)
  • Research Design (6 ECTS)
  • Two courses in Advanced Methods of Data Aquisition (12 ECTS)
  • Four elective courses in Advanced Methods of Data Analysis (24 ECTS)
  • Two elective courses in Education and Work in the Life Course (12 ECTS)

Total 1st year: 60 ECTS

Courses at Tilburg University

  • Course on Social Capital: Networks, Resources and Attitudes (6 ECTS)
  • Course on Social Policy and Social Risks (6 ECTS)
  • Course on The Social Structure of Western Societies (6 ECTS)
  • Course on Populism in Comparative Perspective (6 ECTS)
  • Master seminar From Theory to Research (12 ECTS)
  • Master Thesis and Defence (24 ECTS)
    • Master Thesis
    • Defence

Total 2nd year: 60 ECTS