SOZIOLOGY MSSC

Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Course Duration / ECTS 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Social Science (MSSc)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department Political Science and Sociology
Mode Full time
Study ID D 066 813
Admission Requirements In order to be admitted to the Master's degree course
in Sociology, students must hold a Bachelor's degree
in Sociology or in a related field from another accredited
inland or international institution of higher education.

What will I learn?

This Master's degree course builds on the basic knowledge acquired during the Bachelor's degree course in Sociology, but it puts a distinct focus on scientific research. Besides expanding their knowledge of the theories and methods of empirical social research, students will learn how to critically evaluate sociological concepts and how to apply the acquired skills to selected fields of specialization. Students will be enabled to independently conceptualize, organize and conduct sociological investigations, and to create sociological experts' reports.

Which career opportunities do I have?

The qualifications acquired during the Master's degree course in Sociology provide students with a specific profile in comparison and in a competitive situation with other graduates of social science. It makes them attractive candidates for private employers and offers an academic professional training. Graduates in Sociology can choose from the following occupations: university and non-university research institutions in social science; applied social research (e.g., market research and opinion polling), public administration, adult education, on-the-job training and further education, analysis and counselling for social problem situations (e.g., social work, social services) and in social planning (e.g., the planning of social work in the private and governmental sector), sociologically relevant occupations in economic enterprises (e.g., human resource management, organizational consulting, human resource development, internal counselling and planning), media and new information technologies (e.g., PR), organizations and parties, in Social Profit Organizations and NGOs, or in leisure and culture institutions.

How is the course structured?

Sociology MSSc

Compulsory Module 1: Modern Cultures, Private Ways of Life
and Sociological Theory
12 ECTS
Compulsory Module 2: Social Change and Social Mobility12 ECTS
Compulsory Module 3: Social Injustice, Working Society,
Family, Relations between Generations
12 ECTS
Compulsory Module 4: Methods of Empirical Social Research12 ECTS
Bound Optional Module: Specialization18 ECTS
optional subjects12 ECTS
Master's conversations (preparing for and accompanying the Master's thesis)6 ECTS
Master's thesis30 ECTS
Master's examination6 ECTS
Total120 ECTS

Contact

Bild Manfred Gabriel
Ass.-Prof. (BDG) Dr. Manfred Gabriel Head of the curriculum committee Sociology
  • Rudolfskai 4
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 662 8044-4107
Fax:
+43 662 8044-0001
manfred.gabriel@sbg.ac.at
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    15.11.19 Symposion "Wirtschaftliche Betrachtungsweise"
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    15.11.19 Phylogeographical studies of selected steppe plants in the Pannonian and Western Pontic region
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