POLITICAL SCIENCE MA

Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Course Duration / ECTS 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences
Department Political Sciences and Sociology
Mode Full time
Study ID
D 066 824
Admission Requirements In order to be admitted to the MA degree course in
Political Science, students must hold a Bachelor's
degree in Political Sciences or in a related field from
anaccredited inland or international institution of
higher education.

What will I learn?

The MA degree course in Political Science, which is taught in English, is aimed at BA graduates who plan to deepen the knowledge of political science and its methods they have acquired during their BA degree course. Students can focus on the subject areas of Democracy and Legitimacy; Comparative Political Science; Politics on Multiple Levels: Austria and Europe; and International Relations. Students will be systematically introduced to two of these subject areas in their scientific research. Along with imparting professional and methodical skills, the aim of the course is to enable students to develop innovative research questions, to compose written works which are theoretically and methodically profound, as well as to analyse complex political issues independently and to name and justify practical procedures of solution.

Which career opportunities do I have?

The MA degree course in Political Science prepares students for an academic career, but it also opens up a wide variety of career options beyond university. Graduates are especially qualified for responsible tasks in public administration, lobbying and non-government organizations (NGOs), in the field of PR and foreign ministries.

Why Salzburg?

At the University of Salzburg, MA students do not only profit from their chosen research emphases, but also from the high quality of teaching, the cooperation with the Salzburg Centre for European Union Studies (SCEUS), and the department's and its staff's international network. More good reasons to enrol on an MA degree course in Political Science in Salzburg are the flexible, individual organisation of the course, small seminar groups, close supervision and an appealing and central location.

How is the course structured?

Political Science MA

WM1-4 Optional modules (2 out of 4 subject areas)36 ECTS
WPM1-2 Compulsory optional module (Advanced Methods or
courses orientated towards practical experience)
6 ECTS
P1 Compulsory module (Deepening/Extension in Political Science)12 ECTS
P2 Compulsory module (Methods)12 ECTS
P3 Compulsory module6 ECTS
Master's thesis24 ECTS
Optional subjects12 ECTS
Total120 ECTS

Contact

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