Our Teaching

The integrative character of the chair is reflected by its teaching profile: The overriding goal of our teaching is to provide students with both fundamental technical knowledge in the analytical-methodological field, and application- and implementation-oriented knowledge in a way that is appropriate to the target group. Research and teaching are closely linked and enable students to participate directly in every stage of the research process.


The Chair of Social Determinants of Health offers courses for the Bachelor’s and Master’s programs of the Department of Sport and Health Sciences. Courses cover topics such as health sociology, social determinants of health, and qualitative research methods.

In the Health Science B.Sc. program, the Chair of Social Determinants of Health offers mandatory modules in the first three semesters, as well as a variety of elective courses.


In the Health Science M.Sc. - Prevention and Health Promotion program, the Chair of Social Determinants of Health offers the modules Health & Society, Qualitative Research Methods, and a variety of electives.



Students have the opportunity to write their bachelor's or master's thesis at the Chair of Social Determinants of Health. A thesis can be written about one of the proposed topics below, but students are also welcome to suggest their own topics. For your own topic proposals, please send an email with initial thoughts on the following aspects:

  • Preliminary research question
  • Motivation for the research
  • Research design (including methodology, implementation, proposed access to the field).

Please send all inquiries regarding bachelor's or master's theses exclusively to the following email address: anna.t.schmid@tum.de.

Current Topic Proposals:

No topic proposals available.