Faculty of Management, Economics and Society

    Your Bachelor's Degree in Social Data Science

    Learning to understand data means learning to speak the language of our future. With Social Data Science you build bridges between highly specialized science and managers in business, politics and society who are not specialised in science. You learn to approach issues holistically in order to make decisions that are both data-driven and ethically justifiable by means of well-founded data analysis. With one goal in mind: to shape society in a sustainable way!

    B.Sc. Social Data Science student at Witten/Herdecke University
    Study B.Sc. Social Data Science at Witten/Herdecke University (Photo: UW/H | Johannes Buldmann)

    Our Social Data Science degree programme is the right choice for you if ...
    The main details at a glance
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    The awards of the degree programme

    You learn intensively in small groups
    The degree programme offers a high level of practical orientation
    Whether it be a career or a Master's degree - you are well prepared
    Diversify your studies - with Nano Degrees, Studium fundamentale and your personal commitment!
    Semester abroad and language skills? Benefit from our partner network – or study completely in English!

    With the Bachelor of Choice, we offer you the full flexibility to tailor your studies according to your wishes. All Bachelor's degree programmes at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Society are interconnected. If you realise within the first year that your chosen degree programme is not the right fit for you after all: that's no problem, you can simply change to another degree programme within the Bachelor of Choice model. All your achievements will be transferred. You have nothing to lose - neither credits nor time!

    Since 1984, we have been educating the leaders and changemakers of tomorrow at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Society. Here you can find the opinions of lecturers from Witten/Herdecke University:

    Study at Witten/Herdecke University: Thomas Clauß, programme coordinator for Social Data Science
    Data is the foundation of decisions. Our students learn to interpret data correctly and use it to solve problems. This makes them sought-after professionals in the job market.
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Clauß, programme coordinator, teaches the module "Current Issues in Social Data Science"
    Study at Witten/Herdecke University: Lukas Stötzer, programme coordinator for Social Data Science
    Those who study Social Data Science will later build bridges between highly specialised data scientists and decision makers from outside the field - a crucial role in the economy, politics and society of the future!
    Prof. Dr. Lukas Stötzer, programme coordinator, teaches the module "Machine Learning for Social Sciences"
    You learn in a highly effective way in small groups

    We believe that in order to achieve the best possible standards in your studies, you need to experience intensive exchange and a lively culture of discussion. This is only possible in small learning groups. The courses in the fields of management, economics and society are therefore limited to 25 participants.

    You think outside the box

    At Witten/Herdecke University, you not only enjoy the freedom to structure your studies yourself. We expressly encourage you to expand your knowledge in areas outside of your field of study. Because we believe that striving for truth is only possible through open discourse and changes of perspective.

    Your studies adapt to you as you change

    You don't want to commit right away? No problem: with the Bachelor of Choice you have the opportunity to change your subject while studying. All Bachelor's degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Management, Economics and Society are interconnected. Within the first year, you have the opportunity to change your degree programme without losing credits and time.

    You take on responsibility and actively shape things

    We want to educate you professionally and personally in such a way that you can take on social responsibility after your studies. Over 50 student initiatives with an impact on university life prove it: our concept works!

    You study at a sustainable university

    As a student at Witten/Herdecke University, you are building your very own personal foundation to change society in a sustainable way. For this process, we want to offer you a place that is itself committed to sustainability, both in teaching and campus life, as well as in campus design. One example is the "Zukunftsraum", the wood hybrid extension building with over 300 study spaces, which is unique in its form in Germany. By the way: students were actively involved in the entire process from planning to implementation!

    You become part of a first-class network

    Students at Witten/Herdecke University have a special connection with each other - extending far beyond their time as students. Our alumni form a network from which you can already benefit as a student - for example through lectures, workshops or mentoring programmes.

    At Witten/Herdecke University, you will complete around 10% of your course work in the Studium fundamentale. Whether it be the choir, communication and conflict management or fine arts: over 100 classes from a wide range of subject areas bring students from all degree programmes together and open up new perspectives on your environment - and yourself.

    The Studium fundamentale at Witten/Herdecke University At Witten/Herdecke University, you will complete about 10% of your studies in the Studium fundamentale.

    May we introduce to you? Your practice companies

    A selection of our practice partners who are closely connected with the university and its institutes - and soon with you as well!

    You may soon be working with these practice partners

    UW/H partner logos

    Family trees and bank statements don't impress us. You convince us with your talent and your personality. Witten/Herdecke University offers all students fair financing options - from fixed direct payment to income-related repayment. After all, we want everyone to have the chance to benefit from an excellent education, regardless of their social and financial background. It is important to us that you know the following: Studying in Witten is an investment in your future.

    This is why your tuition fees are worth it
    The right financing model for you - with the StudierendenGesellschaft's Income Share Agreement

    Start your application process by filling in the following form and then confirming the email that we will send to you. You will then receive all the information you need for your application.

    Chart of the application process at Witten/Herdecke University

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    After submitting the form, you will receive an email from us with a confirmation link. We will only receive your details once you have clicked on the confirmation link.
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    The sustainable extension building of Witten/Herdecke University

    (Photo: UW/H | Johannes Buldmann)

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    Curriculum, application process, taster seminars - no matter which questions you have, just send us an email or give us a call, we're here for you!

    Student Support Team

    Our student support team is happy to answer your questions about Witten/Herdecke University, the degree programmes and the application process, as well as any other questions you may have about studying in Witten.

    Feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We can also arrange an appointment for a video call!

    You can reach the student support team by phone from
    Monday – Friday between 9am – 3pm CET/CEST (German time).

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