As a place to study, Bielefeld offers a social science microcosm of enormous diversity, where every student can find courses that match their interests and preferences.
Not only for research, but also for studying and teaching, the size of the faculty offers optimal conditions. Every student will find people and courses here that match his/her interests and where he/she can contribute with his/her particular inclinations and abilities. Those who are interested in theory, who prefer to think for themselves rather than just learn content by heart, will find a wide range of courses and numerous contacts here. Those who want to acquire a sound methodological education with broad applicability in diverse professional fields will find experts in both quantitative and qualitative methods. Numerous thematic focal points are offered, which are supervised by different working areas of the faculty and fan out into a wide range of courses.