Overview

Sociology deals with the social order of human coexistence and the institutions that arise from it: cities, companies, organizations, universities, marriages, family relationships and friendships. All of these social phenomena are objects of study in sociology. It is asked about their social construction, their structure, function and meaning as well as their potential for change.

Sociology provides various instruments and methods for this, on the one hand, and a large number of schools of thought that allow different perspectives and interpretations on the other. Students learn to work methodically and method-consciously. They develop skills for independent scientific work as well as for critical reflection on social contexts. The study of sociology imparts competencies for the analysis, presentation and design of social processes. The course focuses on the methodologies of scientific work, the analysis and discussion of theories and the collection and evaluation of data.

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

In principle, the possible fields of activity for social scientists are broadly diversified. For graduates of the Institute for Sociology of the TU Darmstadt, the focus is on activities in the personnel departments of companies, in management consultancies, in market and opinion research institutes and in public administration. In addition, they can be used, for example, in school or specialist book editorial offices, in publishing houses (e.g. in proofreading), in radio, television and newspaper editorial offices, in PR and advertising agencies, in libraries and archives, in international organizations, in the cultural sector or in the press and public relations work.

For sociologists, it is also obvious to work in research and teaching at universities. You can also work for statistical, market and opinion research institutes, but also for political parties, associations, international organizations or in public administration.

It is therefore important, in addition to studying, to gather your own practical experience in relevant institutions at an early stage, to prove your general suitability for practice and to establish contacts. The prospect of a good position is increased by the willingness to move professionally, also abroad. A good command of the English language is particularly recommended if you have an international focus.

In this sense, the compulsory internship of the Bachelor of Arts Sociology program supports the students in exploring the appropriate professional relationship.

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

 

In principle, the possible fields of activity for social scientists are broadly diversified. For graduates of the Institute for Sociology of the TU Darmstadt, the focus is on activities in the personnel departments of companies, in management consultancies, in market and opinion research institutes and in public administration. In addition, they can be used, for example, in school or specialist book editorial offices, in publishing houses (e.g. in proofreading), in radio, television and newspaper editorial offices, in PR and advertising agencies, in libraries and archives, in international organizations, in the cultural sector or in the press and public relations work.

For sociologists, it is also obvious to work in research and teaching at universities. You can also work for statistical, market and opinion research institutes, but also for political parties, associations, international organizations or in public administration.

It is therefore important, in addition to studying, to gather your own practical experience in relevant institutions at an early stage, to prove your general suitability for practice and to establish contacts. The prospect of a good position is increased by the willingness to move professionally, also abroad. A good command of the English language is particularly recommended if you have an international focus.

In this sense, the compulsory internship of the Bachelor of Arts Sociology program supports the students in exploring the appropriate professional relationship.


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