Political Science

Every day politics is faced with new challenges. Whether economic globalisation, cross-border migration or ongoing climate change: complex problems of society do not only call for comprehensive and effective solutions, but must also be tackled within the framework of democratic structures and processes.

Please note

The Political Science major is offered in the German language and is thus directed at prospective students with a good command of German. The programme’s German-language web pages provide detailed information needed on the content of the course and application procedures.

Course Structure

The Political Science major is embedded in the interdisciplinary College study model with Leuphana Semester, Minor and Complementary Studies. You start your Bachelor studies with the Leuphana semester. The first semester at Leuphana College gives you the opportunity to deal fundamentally with science. The Minor deepens or supplements your Major with another subject area. In Complementary Studies you have the freedom to pursue your thirst for knowledge individually by immersing yourself in a different field of knowledge each semester.

Possible combinations of minors (subsidiary subjects)

The Political Science major can be stu­di­ed in com­bi­na­ti­on with one of the fol­lo­wing minor:

Language of instruction

GER Ger­man-lan­gua­ge sub­ject: Ger­man re­qui­red
GER / ENG Ger­man-lan­gua­ge sub­ject can also be ta­ken in Eng­lish

At a glance

  • final degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • admission restriction: yes
  • standard course length: 6 semester
  • deadline for applications: 15 July of each year
  • beginning of the course: October of each year (winter semester)
  • number of student places: 59
  • teaching and examination language: German
  • semester abroad: possible

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