Graduates of psychology can apply for data science

Faculty of Social Sciences

The prerequisite for admission to the Master’s degree in Behavioral Data Science is the successful completion of a
at least three years of study leading to a first professional qualification in the field of economics, social sciences or statistics with at least 180 ECTS credits. The overall grade of the degree must be at least 2.5 or better. In addition, evidence of knowledge and skills in the field of statistics and quantitative methods must be provided in the amount of 18 credits.
The examination board determines the equivalence. He can approve the admission with the recommendation
Combine modules to be re-studied from the Bachelor's degree in Sociology.
In justified individual cases, the examination board decides on the exception to the minimum grade. The decision is based in particular on the amount of deviation from the minimum grade, the grading of the thesis with the grade “Good” or better, the duration of the course and outstanding individual achievements in the main focus.
Applicants who did not acquire their qualifications at a German-speaking institution
have acquired sufficient German language skills in accordance with the regulations for the
Provide proof of the German language test for university admission for foreign applicants (DSH).
Applicants must have sufficient language skills, as a large part of the subject-specific
Literature is only available in English. Students whose mother tongue is not English must prove English language skills in accordance with the completed level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(GER) before starting their studies.

If you are unsure about your qualifications, the possibility of starting your studies should be clarified with the student advisory service. The Student Advisory Service is also responsible for questions from internal applicants.

The equivalence of the degree and thus the admission to the Master of Arts Behavioral Data Science is decided within the institute, i.e. there is no application via the university's online portal. Internal and external written applications should be sent to the chairperson of the examination board by August 15 (for the start of the winter semester). Please send the relevant documents as an email attachment to the responsible secretariat of Ms. Petra Morfeld at the Institute for Sociology (subject: application Master of Arts Behavioral Data Science).

The following documents must be attached to the application:

* Application form
* a transcript of records including a (preliminary) overall grade
* a diploma supplement (if available)
* a résumé

Please select on your application form which course you would like to study.

Enrollment at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Information on enrollment and the necessary documents can be found here. Information on assigning appointments for enrollment or the possibility of enrolling by post can be found here.

You can already prepare the following documents:

  • the fully completed application for enrollment
  • as well as all other documents that apply to you (including diploma, transcripts of records / diploma supplements, passport photo, confirmation of health insurance, etc.) according to the application for enrollment, page 5

Your contact person at the Institute for Sociology:

Tanja Tästensen
Petra Morfeld