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Methodological competences

Competences in both qualitative-interpretative and quantitative research methods are taught; research workshops enable research-based learning with concrete practical examples.

Practical approach

Courses on professional fields and key qualifications, writing workshops, language courses and the option of tutoring provide additional qualifications for professional practice.


We strive to intensify the international student exchange already in the Bachelor's programme without exceeding the standard period of study.

Various English-language courses are offered throughout the programme and the 5th semester is designed as a semester abroad.

For further information - also on the partner universities - look at 'Semester abroad'.

Bachelor's program in Sociology

The new Bachelor program Sociology will start in the winter semester 2021 (October 2021).

For Enrolments and further information have a look at:


The Bachelor's degree programme Sociology is still in the accreditation process, but will definitely take place. Enrolments are always possible for the winter semester.

We offer a sociological qualification with a focus on six central fields of social change. Sociological thinking and theoretical approaches are taught specifically in connection with these fields (students choose two of them):

  • Social inequalities and cultural differences
  • Life Course and biography
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Work, organization and technology
  • Knowledge and education
  • Environment and innovation

The degree programme is open-admission in the winter semester 2021/2022.

Please use the following links:

Internationalization already during the bachelor's degree - the fifth semester is designed as a 'mobility semester'.

You can study at one of our partner universities or organize your own place at a foreign university.

Our partner universities with English-language programmes are currently (more may follow):

  • Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, South West Uni­ver­sity
  • Kuopio, Finland, Uni­ver­sity of Eastern Finland
  • Tours, France, Uni­ver­sity  of Tours
  • Trento, Italy, Uni­ver­sity of Trento
  • Salerno, Italy, Uni­ver­sity of Salerno
  • Twente, Netherlands, Uni­ver­sity of Twente
  • Krakau, Poland, Jagiellonian Uni­ver­sity
  • A Coruña, Spain, Uni­ver­sity of A Coruña
  • Salamanca, Spain, Uni­ver­sity of Salamanca

Extensive information and counseling events are provided and offered by our Erasmus Departmental Coordinator and the International Office of the TU Dortmund University.

In cases of hardship, the semester abroad can be replaced by a research internship upon written request.

TU Dortmund University
Department of Social Sciences
Contact person: Dr. Silke Kohrs
Emil-Figge-Str. 50
44227 Dortmund
E-mail: studienberatung.fk17tu-dortmundde

Requests to the examination board for the subsequent recognition of achievements, external examiners or other exceptional cases requiring approval as regulated in the examination regulations should be addressed in writing to the board of examiners and sent to the secretariat (dekanat.fk17tu-dortmundde) or placed in the mailbox. After examination, the Examination Committee will forward the decision directly to the Examination Office, which will then inform you of the result.

The steps in short 

1) you submit a written request  ->   2) you address it to the committee  ->  3) you send it to the secretariat letter/mail  ->  4) it will be checked by the Examination Committee  ->  5) the decision will be forwarded to the Examination Office  ->  6) you will be informed about the result



  • Management and coordination of the study program
  • Compliance with the examination regulations
  • Testing of doubtful, individual and hardship cases
  • Crediting of achievements



  • Prof. Angelika Poferl (chairperson)
  • Prof. Mona Motakef (vice chairperson)
  • Prof. Maximiliane Wilkesmann
  • Prof. Nicole Burzan (substitute)

Research assistants:

  • Marthe Zirngiebl
  • Philipp Kadelke (substitute)


  • Hanna Wilmes
  • Barbara Lenders (substitute)