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Politikwissenschaft / Political Science (minor subject in a combined bachelor’s degree)

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Program: Politikwissenschaft / Political Science
Degree: depends on the major chosen
Program option: minor subject in a combined bachelor's degree
Study model: combined bachelor's degree
Program length: 6/8 semesters / 3/4 years (180/ 210 ECTS points) (depending on the combination)
Start: Winter and Summer semesters 


Students in the “Political Science” minor will acquire fundamental knowledge of political science and the ability to work independently in a scientific manner. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to grasp social and political issues, to classify them within the context of problems and effects, taking into account selected fundamental theoretical approaches to the theory of society, politics and the state. 

There are several options to choose from in this minor subject. The focus is on the introduction of four subjects of your choice (Introduction to Political Theory, Introduction to the Political System of the Federal Republic of Germany, Introduction to the Critique of Gender Relations, Introduction to Comparative Political Science, Introduction to International Relations, Introduction to Political Economy). These are supported by the advanced module, where you can choose from five exciting options: "Theories & Methods", "Future of Democracy", "Social and Political Structural Conflicts", "(International) Political Economy" or "Global and Regional Politics". 

Since the minor provides fundamental knowledge and skills in political science, it is an excellent complementary subject to social science, philology, and science and technology majors. It promotes the interweaving of general policy-making expertise and specific professional skills, which is becoming more and more relevant.  

An integral part of the combined Bachelor's degree is the MarSkills programme, in which you will acquire valuable, future-oriented skills.


The Political Science minor qualifies students - depending on their individual combination of subjects - to work in the following occupational fields:

  • Political offices at regional, state, federal and international level
  • Policy advice
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Management, administration and lecturing positions
  • Political education, political youth and adult education
  • Further education
  • Science

A minor subject will help you to extend your professional qualifications profile, which is decisively shaped by the choice of your major subject. In conjunction with your major subject, your relevant work experience (e.g. internships, part-time jobs, voluntary work) and your personal skills, it will enable you to refine your profile and carve out your own individual array of career options.