Institute of Sociology

The Institute of Sociology is one of the subject's most prestigious teaching institutions in Germany and has been highly influential in German Sociology for many years. The course options at the Institute of Sociology guarantee a comprehensive and challenging education in the field.

The major fields of study

    • life course research
    • changing institutions in the welfare state
    • social distinction and governance regimes
    • methods of social research

    as well as specialist social theories concerning

    • organisational sociology
    • family sociology
    • migration sociology
    • social policy
    • criminal sociology
    • education sociology 

    allow for comprehensive and challenging studies.

    A feature of this study programme at the University of Bremen is the constant interaction between research, teaching and a comprehensive training in scientific methods. Sociological research occurs in independent and largely interdisciplinary research institutions. Highly motivated students will find plenty of opportunities for inquisitive learning at the Institute, for example as research assistants or in placements. 

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