Sustainable Social Policy (BA)

Experience reports on the degree programme

Monday 10 June 2024

Why is the Bachelor's degree programme Sustainable Social Policy so popular among students? The programme scores points for its versatility - a mix of sociology, economics, political science, law and communication studies - and its strong links to professional practice. In the following, some of our students explain why they chose the Bachelor's degree programme in Sustainable Social Policy at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.

„Studying sustainable social policy helps me to better understand the multidimensional nature of the challenges facing our societies today. My semester abroad in Ghana will help me to gain a new and more international perspective on the knowledge I have gained so far. I would like to use my interest in politics with a focus on society to find out in which areas I can work later and to do my best to promote positive development in society.”

Eva Frübis - Student, class of 2020

Eva Frübis

„The Sustainable Social Policy degree programme prepared me very well for my Master's degree in Public Health. Not only is the interdisciplinary nature of the programme a great advantage, but the methodological skills I learnt have also enabled me to seamlessly connect with the requirements of the Master's programme. I am glad to have been part of the first cohort and grateful for the experience I was able to gain during my studies at H-BRS.”

Jessica Klein - Student, class of 2017

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„Studying Sustainable Social Policy was my first choice because both the structure and the interdisciplinary nature of the degree programme are unique. Thanks to the wide range of supplementary subjects in terms of content and methodology, a practical semester and two individually selectable specialisations, you have the opportunity to shape your studies according to your personal strengths and interests. After graduating, I would like to work in political education. The specialisations in society and communication have created the ideal conditions for this. I completed my internship at the Willi Eichler Education Centre in Cologne - a political education organisation. There I was able to gain my first professional experience in this field and establish contacts with potential future employers.”

Luisa Schmitt - Student, class of 2018

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„The degree programme appealed to me primarily because of its diversity. After the foundation semesters, you have the opportunity to sharpen your own profile twice by choosing a specialisation, which I found very useful in such a wide-ranging degree programme. I also saw the semester abroad in Tallinn and the internship semester as a great opportunity to apply the content of the degree programme in contexts other than at university and to orientate myself beyond the degree programme. It would be nice if the remote university could soon be turned into face-to-face events again, so that the always friendly exchange between us students and with the dedicated lecturers could increase again.”

Jana Schwarz - Student semester abroad, class of 2018

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„After studying ‘Sustainable Social Policy’ at H-BRS, I am now studying for a Master's degree in ‘Political Economy’ at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. The Bachelor's programme dovetails perfectly with my current Master's programme. Thanks to the excellent teaching at H-BRS, I didn't have to catch up on any course content at the start of the Master's programme, but was able to start the new course with confidence. I can therefore highly recommend studying ‘Sustainable Social Policy’ at H-BRS to all those who are interested in the important political issues of our time!”

Julius Held - Student, class of 2017

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„Sustainable Social Policy offers a wide range of interesting opportunities. The selection of topics from society, communication and business are central to our coexistence and are ideally complemented by the experience gained in the practical semester. The degree programme offers me a wide range of opportunities for my professional life or a possible Master's degree.”

Lukas Preußner - Student, class of 2019

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„During my Erasmus semester in Clermont, I was able to make many new friends and experience some great moments. I particularly appreciated the insight into a foreign way of life and the opportunity to look beyond my own nose. At the Université Clermont Auvergne, I took exciting courses that fit in with my bachelor's degree and, above all, with my specialisation in communication. I received comprehensive support and advice from H-BRS and the Université Clermont Auvergne in all of my challenges, so I never had the feeling that I was on my own.”

Jakob Cavalar - Student, class of 2019

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„Social policy is the reason why many of us can study. I chose the Sustainable Social Policy degree programme because I want to understand and improve social security systems.”

Sonja Howard - Class representative, class of 2019

Sonja Howard - Studentin FB SV (DE)

„I am glad to have chosen the Sustainable Social Policy degree programme. The content of the degree programme is appealing. The various sub-disciplines can be combined well and enable an interdisciplinary approach to current (social) policy problems. Later on, I would like to work in political counselling. I can find out whether this professional field really appeals to me in the integrated practical semester of the degree programme.”

Bastian Prinz - Student, class of 2018

Bastian Prinz - Student FB SV (DE)

„During my studies, I can deepen my interest in interdisciplinary, political contexts and at the same time receive intensive support in my specialisation of methodology. With good preparation, I can start my internship at the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in the Department for Research and Statistics.”

Vivian Edler - Student, born 2017

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„The Sustainable Social Policy degree programme is more varied than a pure politics or sociology course at university, which would have interested me too. The university of applied sciences also has more practical relevance and even a practical semester. What can I do with it? I would prefer to work for a non-governmental organisation, as there are quite a few in the region.”

Henning Schneider - Deputy class representative, class of 2017

Henning Schneider - Student FB SV (DE)

„The Sustainable Social Policy degree programme is characterised by its diversity, particularly in the subjects of political science, sociology and economics. All subjects have the socio-political aspect in common. I particularly like that. Students are offered a wide range of subjects, which is very rare to find in a single degree programme.”

Mirjeta Rama - Student, class of 2017

Mirjeta Rama - Studentin FB SV (DE)

„The interdisciplinary nature of the Sustainable Social Policy degree programme between the three specialisations is unique and the implementation is brilliant. The integration of the practical semester, which I am doing in Brussels with the DGB, is also a special feature that I have not found in any other degree programme.”

Philipp Jochmann - Student, class of 2017

Phillip Jochmannn - Student FB SV (DE)


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Karin Hummel

Head of Programme Bachelor "Sustainable Social Policy" (BA), Professorship Economics I

Campus Sankt Augustin: Grantham-Allee 2-8, Room F 237




10 U 08


Zum Steimelsberg 7

53773, Hennef


+49 2241 865 177
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Kerstin Rosenow-Williams

Professor for Social Sustainability , Focus Area Sociology


Sankt Augustin


F 242


Grantham-Allee 2-8

53757, Sankt Augustin


+49 2241 865 9845