Political Science

Bachelor of Arts

Politikwissenschaft, B.A.

Description

In the Bachelor of Arts programme Political Science, the students acquire knowledge of political institutions as well as processes and forms of political control that take place on different levels within and beyond the nation state. They address political institutions and processes, political theory and the history of ideas or power structures in international relations. Furthermore, they obtain practical skills to be able to address political issues theoretically and empirically.

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Institute for Political Science

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Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Duration: 6 semesters
Language: German
Programme Start: winter semester
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Admission: Applying with international qualifications (language requirements, application deadlines): International Admission.
Internship: mandatory career-oriented internship
Part-time Studies: possible under specific conditions
Special Features: Scholarly literature must be read and understood (other than in German) in English and other foreign languages.

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Master's Programmes

Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. If you have any questions, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.

Governance and Public Policy, M.A.

Political Theory, M.A.

International Studies / Peace and Conflict Research, M.A.

The job market for graduates of Political Science is generally broad and varied. Graduates are especially sought after for positions at universities, in teaching and research in the field of Political Science as well as in political education. With the analysis and comparison of the political system of the Federal Republic of Germany and other countries or the examination of state and constitutional fundamentals from the point of view of political theory, they can support parties, parliaments, political foundations, public administration or associations in an advisory capacity or as research consultants.

For this reason it is important to start gaining practical work experience in relevant organisations early in the degree programme. This way students can promote themselves as competent professionals in practice and make important professional contacts. The likelihood of finding a good position is definitely heightened if the student is flexible when it comes to commuting or even moving abroad. Good English language skills are particularly important when it comes to the international job market.

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