12 Sociology PhD programmes in Germany

Sociology

Sociology studies deal with the human society by analysing and investigating it using several methods of empirical research. To cover all the different aspects of society, there are many different branches within this discipline.

Find and compare 12 PhDs in Sociology in Germany. Below is a selection of the available study options in Germany. If you're interested in studying Sociology in Germany you can view all 12 PhD's programmes. You can also read more about the Sociology discipline in general, or about studying in Germany.

Suggested PhD Programmes

Transnational Studies Transnational Studies
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 600 per year
  • Non-EEA € 600 per year
  • 36 months

Our PhD programme comprises three years of study, starting in September of each year. The bulk of the workload for candidates in the programme takes the form of independent dissertation research. Apart from their independent research, all programme participants are required to take part in content-oriented survey courses, colloquia on research methods, and multidisciplinary skills workshops.

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Sociology
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 36 months

The CDSS offers a three-year doctoral program for students in political science, psychology, and sociology. Doctoral students find a variety of special courses in all three areas which are taught by an internationally renowned faculty. The University of Mannheim provides an excellent research environment.

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Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy
  • May 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 6,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 6,000 per year
  • National € 6,000 per year
  • International € 6,000 per year
  • 30 months

The PhD Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy is a three year program (6 semesters) offered by the University of Bucharest in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. The Doctoral studies allow the acquisition of a level 8 qualification according to The European Qualifications Framework and to The National Qualifications Framework. The main field of the Ph.D is International Relation, with the subfield in Cultural Diplomacy.

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Productive Adult Development
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • 36 months

Seven perspectives are subsumed under the umbrella theme of "Productive Adult Development": Neuroscience, Human Performance, Lifespan Psychology, Health Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Management Science, Lifecourse Sociology

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Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO)
  • Aug 2015
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Non-EEA € 0 per year
  • 36 months

Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO) is a three-year world-class Joint Doctoral Programme (180 ECTS). FONASO is part of the Erasmus Mundus programme initiated by the European Commission to enhance and promote European higher education throughout the world. The language of the programme is English.

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BGSS International Doctoral Program in Social Sciences
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 36 months

The Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences’ (BGSS) mission is to train and promote doctoral researchers from Germany and the world in social sciences. Located within the Institute of Social Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, it offers a structured doctoral curriculum and intensive academic supervision. With its strong network of non-university research institutions and international partner universities, the BGSS is Berlin’s regional and international platform for doctoral training in the social sciences.

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Biodiversity and Society
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Non-EEA € 0 per year
  • 36 months

The doctoral degree programme is dedicated to the social science question about approaches to clarifying the estimation of the value and evaluation of biodiversity. The research perspective therefore focuses on the processes of negotiation in the area of conflict between the fields of conservation and utilization of biological diversity.

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European PhD in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies (SESS)
  • Any time
    Not specified
  • 36 months

The European PhD in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies is an international, interdisciplinary graduate program cooperating with seven European partner universities (see http://www.bgss.hu-berlin.de/sess/network/). After the completion of the programme the doctoral degree Doctor Europaeus is awarded.

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Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS)
  • Apr 2016
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Non-EEA € 0 per year
  • National € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 36 months

BAGSS is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative. We are seeking to stimulate and guide cutting-edge doctoral research on some of the most crucial challenges modern knowledge-based societies are facing. We are inviting applications for up to seven doctoral fellowships/scholarships per semester from highly qualified graduates who intent to pursue research in at least one of our four main academic fields.

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Interdisciplinary, top-level, structured (post)doctoral degree programme
  • Apr 2016
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 471 per year
  • 36 months

The Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS) offers young researchers at the doctoral level an innovative research environment that fosters creativity through interdisciplinary exchange. The Graduate School - funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments - is a joint institution of the Faculty of Sociology and the History Department of the Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology at Bielefeld University.

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Germany

Germany

Universities in Germany are famous for excellent education, not only in engineering. German degrees are recognized all around the world and have a strong international focus. Various scholarships and special support for international students are available.

English-Taught Education

Many universities in Germany offer study programmes taught in English. Studying abroad in English-taught classes makes it easier to transfer your acquired knowledge to other countries. Furthermore, English-taught education will ensure international career opportunities in the future. Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find an English course on Language Learning Portal or assess your level of English by taking the IELTS language test.