POLITICAL SCIENCE BA

Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Course Duration / ECTS 6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degree Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department Political Science and Sociology
Mode Full time
Study ID
D 033 624
Admission Requirements Matura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE
levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement du
Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)),
which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian Matura.

What will I learn?

In the BA degree course in Political Science you will deal with political players, institutions and processes, the political culture of various countries and selected fields of politics. You will examine how political players understand their roles and the motives by which they are driven, how their actions are restricted by political institutions and how political power is exerted. Moreover, you will develop empirical and analytical professional and methodical skills. These skills enable you to develop innovative research questions and to compose written works which are theoretically and methodically profound. Students acquire the ability to grasp political and social problems, to work out practical solution strategies, to present them convincingly and to advocate them argumentatively. 

Which career opportunities do I have?

This BA degree course qualifies you for responsible tasks in public administration, lobbying and non-government organizations (NGOs), in the field of PR and foreign ministries.

Why Salzburg?

There are several good reasons to enrol on a BA degree course in Political Science at the University of Salzburg, such as, for example, the high quality and international orientation of teaching and research, the flexible and individual organisation of the course, small seminar groups, close supervision, the cooperation with the Salzburg Centre for European Union Studies (SCEUS), and the appeal of the course's location.

How is the course structured?

Political Science BA

STEOP (Introductory and Orientation Phase: 2 STEOP-VUs,
PS Academic Research Skills and Techniques)
14 ECTS
Introduction to the 5 core subjects (1 VO and 1 PS each)45 ECTS
Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (1 VO and 1 PS each)18 ECTS
Bachelor's seminar6 ECTS
Deepening in 3 out of 5 core subjects (optional, 5 courses)30 ECTS
Advanced Methods or courses with practical experience
(compulsory but optional, 2 courses each)
12 ECTS
Basics of related disciplines (of choice)13 ECTS
Bachelor's thesis6 ECTS
Obligatory work placement12 ECTS
Optional subjects24 ECTS
Total180 ECTS

Contact

Bild Franz Fallend
Mag. Dr. Franz Fallend Head of the curriculum committee Political Science
  • Rudolfskai 42
  • 5020 Salzburg
Tel:
+43 662 8044-6618
Fax:
+43 662 8044-0001
franz.fallend@sbg.ac.at