The research-oriented Master focuses on one of the key social problems - social inequality. In small learning groups with individual supervision, students will acquire the theoretical and methodological skills to analyse multiple dimensions of social inequality, their origins and consequences. Due to the close connections with the Graduate School of the Social and Behavioural Sciences (GSBS) and the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality”, the programme offers exceptional opportunities to study inequality in a thriving research environment.
The programme covers a broad range of topics such as migration and social integration, gender inequalities in organizations and on the labour market, education, organization and economy, culture and social networks, political participation and social movements, mostly from a comparative perspective. Our accessible and thorough training in research methods with a focus on quantitative methods allows students to conduct their own small research projects. In addition, a compulsory six-months internship greatly expands students‘ practical experience, further increasing their applied skills and future employability.
Who can apply
The programme is open for graduates of sociology, social sciences, political sciences, economics or a comparable programme