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Facts and Data

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

Social Studies - Bachelor's Programme

Orientation and Goals

The bachelor's programme in Social Sciences at the University of Oldenburg serves to educate experts for activities in planning, administration, consultancy, research, and teaching. It consists of both theoretical and practical components, in the course of which students should learn to employ social-scientific methodologies to critically and independently deal with developmental processes in society and government. Possible career fields will be dealt with and 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 very diverse. These may include work in public administration, national or international organisations, the education sector (in and outside of schools), political and social consultation, as well as research in institutes and universities. Generally speaking, most of these fields require a master's degree, especially for positions in the upper tier.

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.


International applicants: There are different application procedures.

(Changed: 15 Sep 2023)  |