Facts and Data

  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Degree Award: Bachelor of Arts
  • Language: German
  • admission free

Social Studies - Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme

Within the scope of the Dual-subject Bachelor, you can take Social Studies

  • as a Major (90 ECTS) combined with a Minor
  • as a primary or secondary dual subject (60 ECTS) or
  • as a Minor (30 ECTS) combined with a Major

Social Studies can be studied either in connection with a non-teaching career goal or as a professional teaching qualification. If you want to become a teacher, you must follow the combinations of subjects for each teaching position.

It is not possible to combine Social Studies and Politics-Economics as a Dual-subject Bachelor.

Orientation and Goals

This bachelor's programme in Social Studies at the University of Oldenburg prepares students for careers in planing, administration, consulting, research, and teaching. Combining both theoretical and practical instruction, this programme helps students learn to critically and independently come to terms with developmental processes in state and society using methods from the social sciences. Possible career fields are dealt with as objects of social-scientific analysis as part of the degree course.

Foreign Language Skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

The career fields open to graduates of social sciences are quite varied. They range from careers in public administration and education (both inside and outside the school system) to positions in national and international organisations, in the area of political and social consulting, and research in institutes and universities. Most of these fields require a master's degree, especially for higher-level positions.

Target Group/Admission Requirements

International applicants who received their prior education abroad should apply online through uni-assist. For further details see: Application for international students

Application/Admission Procedures

This is an open admissions degree course, and application is only possible in the winter semester. 
The application deadline for the winter semester is 15 October.

If applicable, the application deadline depends on the first subject, if it is admission restricted.


International applicants: There are different application procedures.

(Changed: 15 Sep 2023)  |