General university entrance qualification (Allgemeine Hochschulreife)
Enrollment period winter semester
Place of study
Start of the program
Standard length of the program
Part-time studies possible
The subject Political Science provides you with comprehensive knowledge and application skills in three sub-areas, which you can study flexibly with individual specializations: Political Systems Theory and Comparative Political Science, Political Theory and Philosophy, and International Politics. In the Bachelor's program, you have acquired a solid subject-specific foundation and discovered a wide range of political science issues. During the Master's program, you will deepen both content-related and methodological skills and learn to carry out academic work independently.
The subject can be studied in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree program as a major or minor subject in the Aisthesis.Culture and Media variant or in the flexible variant in the amount of up to 85 ECTS credits, in combination with at least one other subject and/or the Studium Individuale.
The program in detail
In the interdisciplinary degree program, you enjoy a lot of freedom of choice and great flexibility in the content and timing of your studies.
The standard length of the Bachelor’s degree program is six semesters. In Political Science, you will complete four required modules (a total of 20 ECTS credits) and can contribute up to 65 additional ECTS credits from a wide range of ten required elective modules.
In addition, the Political Science chairs are happy to supervise your Bachelor's thesis.
Rankings and assessments
KU students and alumni have voted for their University to be Germany's most popular university in the 2021 ranking of the online portal StudyCheck. The ranking was based on over 40,000 evaluations for more than 500 higher education institutions and universities. 98 percent of students questioned for the ranking would recommend studying at the KU to others.
"There is no better praise for a university than almost 100 percent of students and alumni agreeing: I can only recommend studying at the KU! That is why we are very pleased with the ranking’s outcome, because it expresses the high level of satisfaction of our students," says KU President Prof. Dr. Gabriele Gien.
The KU maintains a partnership network with around 300 universities worldwide. The KU International Office supports students in the planning phase and provides information on different financing possibilities for stays abroad.
A preparatory internship in Germany or abroad is an integral part of the interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree program and is also recommended in the Master's program. Possible internship positions include administrations, ministries, offices of political parties, interest groups, non-governmental organizations, media, companies, or representations of political foundations abroad. For individual advice and support in finding an internship and financing possibilities, the KU Career Service and the International Internship Service are happy to help.
Career possibilities and professional fields
With the subject Political Science in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree program at the KU, you will acquire content-related and methodological skills for a wide range of career opportunities. With an individual focus in your studies and internship, you can prepare specifically for your preferred career field. The possibilities range from (inter)national institutions and organizations to political consulting and political education to the media as well as the private sector. In addition, the KU Career Service offers a wide range of personal counseling and coaching for your career entry.
What students say about the program
Lucas Caratelli, 2020
"To ensure that my studies are really my studies, I decided to enroll in the Interdisciplinary Master's degree program in Political Science at the KU. This allowed me to combine my desired subject, Political Science, with the greatest possible freedom to take many other courses and modules from the entire range of courses offered at the University. In addition to the major in Political Science with International Relations, Comparative Political Science, etc., the Studium Individuale, among other things, offers the chance to organize your studies independently: Far from rigid rules – except for the examination regulations, of course – everyone is their own boss here.”
Short distances on campus at the KU save time and avoid stress. The KU is a campus University with modern facilities. The buildings on campus are located close to the Eichstätt old town. Although the University and its campus has grown, it is still characterized by short distances: In Eichstätt, everything can be reached within ten minutes’ walking distance. On campus, green spaces such as the Hofgarten are the perfect places to relax. The garden of the Kapuzinerkloster is also used by different student initiatives for their projects. The canteen is located at the heart of the Eichstätt campus and has a sun deck and cafeteria that leave nothing to be desired.
What sets the KU apart
Studying at the KU is more than just acquiring specialist knowledge. We broaden our horizons together and take on responsibility in and beyond the individual degree programs. The KU has a particular focus on topics such as personal development, sustainability, social skills and social commitment.
It offers its students the possibility to study and work in a welcoming atmosphere and benefit from outstanding support and comprehensive service offers, a well-stocked library, a broad range of sports and leisure activities and a large global network of approx. 300 partner universities. Our team at the International Office helps you to plan your semester abroad and the KU Career Service provides comprehensive advice and support for embarking on your professional career.
Eichstätt and the surrounding Altmühltal natural park are not only a popular destination for culture enthusiasts and nature lovers, but also for cyclists, climbers, canoeists and fossil collectors. Located between Munich and Nuremberg, the city impresses with its Baroque setting and southern flair combined with modern and prizewinning architecture as well as a broad variety of cultural offerings and leisure activities.
The Baroque park at the heart of the campus and the nearby banks of the Altmühltal river are the KU’s “green living room”. Another big advantage: all University facilities are just a short walk away from each other.
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