Welcome to the Faculty of Social Sciences

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The Faculty of Social Sciences at Goethe University is a long established faculty with a prestigious tradition (“Frankfurt School”), and at the same time one of the largest and best performing faculties of social sciences in Germany.

The faculty of 40 professors and more than 100 research and teaching assistants provides a wide range of courses for the approximately 9,500 students, among them 3,600 studying in major programs. Currently our faculty offers thirteen major and numerous minor study programs as well as courses for social science teachers.

Both study and teaching focus on the two BA programs “Sociology” and “Political Science”, and the research oriented MA programs “Sociology”, "Economic and fiscal Sociology", “Political Science”, “Political Theory”, and “International Studies/Peace and Conflict Research”. Moreover, the Department of Social Sciences participates in two interdisciplinary MA programs, “Environmental Sciences” and “East Asian Studies”.

The faculty is currently organized in two departments: the “Institute for Political Science”, the “Institute of Sociology”. The latter comprises the field of social psychology.