BA - Political Science

University of Kiel
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
April October
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Entry Requirements

General university

The university entrance is acquired by, among other things:

  • the school in general education schools,
  • the school to vocational high schools (with a second foreign language).

The general university authorized to study all subjects at the university. 


Subject-specific higher education

The technical university is a higher education qualification, which entitles them to study in certain subjects or courses of study at universities 
in contrast to the general university entrance includes the technical university (the qualification for high school), only one foreign language. the technical university is to generally by the audit:

  • a two-year vocational high school ( vocational high school regulation ),
  • an academy,
  • some vocational schools,
  • Professional colleges or
  • a gifted test  


The bachelor program is modular. It is based on the mediated module "Introduction to the Social Sciences" (WSF polw-1), the fundamental issues and perspectives of political science and sociology. This module will introduce the one hand in the political science, make it clear to the other but the parent sociological framework by fundamental questions of social sciences in the Introduction to Sociology are mitstudiert. This coupling also brings the connection of the two subjects in the Department of Social Sciences expressed.Additional elements of the module with a tutorial for scientific work, which is of advanced students performed (usually by Master students) and are in the presented and practiced the techniques of scientific work.

The module "Basics of methods and techniques of social research" (WSF-soz-M1) as an introduction to the methods and techniques of social research, with standardized and qualitative methods are treated in the same way.

In the basic modules WSF polw-3 to WSF polw-6 the central political science disciplines, their questions, theoretical approaches and issues are introduced. Here is an overview of the subarea is given in each case in a lecture in a seminar basic knowledge is deepened to a selected aspect and further developed.

In the majors (WSF polw-7 and 8) is about problem-oriented deepening into the base modules learned. Here, students can set their own priorities. A specialization module can be replaced by a module of other Bachelor courses (sociology, geography, agronomy).

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