Political Science (Bachelor)

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Who has the power in the state - and how is it exercised? Under what social conditions do democracies emerge, and under what autocracies? What causes the prosperity gap between rich and poor countries? What political solutions are conceivable in the face of global climate change?

These are just a few of the topics that political scientists in Kassel deal with. Research and teaching revolve around international relations, political systems, economics, environmental research and development policy.

Those who study politics at the University of Kassel can acquire the basics of the subject in all its breadth. By choosing a minor subject, each student can set an individual focus. In addition to the subject-specific training, key qualifications related to the professional field such as rhetoric and language skills are also taught. Prerequisites for study are a keen interest in social processes, enjoyment of extensive reading and analysis and a willingness to learn academic methods.

The qualification objective of the Bachelor's degree course in Political Science is geared towards professional qualification on the one hand, and on the other hand the degree forms the basis for further studies at university. The curriculum includes a combination of technical and methodological knowledge of the subject. The compulsory work placement and the implementation of projects promote students' professional orientation.

At a glance

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Start: Winter semester

Duration/Scope: 6 semesters

Language of instruction: German

Combination Bachelor

Admission restriction (NC): No

8-week internship at home or abroad

Access requirement

For this degree program you need one of the following degrees:

A good overview of the various degrees and their differences can be found on the website "Zugangsvoraussetzungen" of the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art.

Combination Bachelor

This program is a "combination bachelor": you take "Political Science" as your major and also study another minor.

Possible minor subjects

English and American Studies
Protestant Religion
German Studies
Catholic Religion
Art science

Language certificate

For this degree program, you must provide proof of language skills at level B1 in English. Without proof, admission to the study program is not possible.

Information on the language requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

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Application and enrollment procedure for the winter semester

Application with German certificates

Application deadline

annually 01.06. - 01.09.

You apply for this degree program via our online application portal "eCampus".

How do I apply for this study program?

Application with foreign certificates

Application deadline

with foreign certificates:
annually 01.03. - 15.07.

With a  school-leaving certificate acquiredabroad, you must apply via the central assessment office in Berlin, uni-assist.

How do I apply for this study program?

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