University of Innsbruck

Master’s Programme
Sociology: Social and Political Theory

The students of the Master’s Degree Programme in Sociology: Social and Political Theory deepen their knowledge of the theories of and discourses in social sciences. The students gain an understanding of the importance of theoretical decisions for practices and empirical studies of the social sphere by studying topics such as identity politics and gender, social differentiation and inequality, the state and democratisation, culture, media and globalisation.

Master's Programme: Sociology: Social and Political Theory

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Please note: the language of instruction for this programme is German.


Master of Arts (MA)

4 semesters/120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent, language certificates

Information on the curriculum

The right degree for me?



  • deepen theoretical knowledge
  • evaluate benefits and limits of various theories
  • apply sociological concepts practically
  • enhance communication and presentation skills
  • develop critical reflection and openness towards other theoretical positions
Post graduation

Post graduation

PhD/Doctoral Programmes

Continuing Education Programmes

My career

My career

My career opportunities

  • work academically at universities and other institutions
  • work in the public service and private sector
  • work in (inter)national government and non-governmental organisations
  • work in the field of social research and counseling
  • employment in the education, welfare and public health sector

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