In the Marburg bachelor's degree in political science, you will acquire fundamental specialist knowledge of political science as well as the ability to do independent scientific work, including the corresponding methods.
The aim of the political science education in Marburg is that students can scientifically describe and analyze the interrelationships of social and political life and gain critical insights from them.
In the advanced area of ??the political science major, you have the opportunity to do individual project work and to develop a focus. The wide range of specializations is rounded off by the option of choosing a variety of minor subjects. Furthermore, the course integrates practical modules such as professional field orientation, internships and training in key competencies.
In the advanced elective modules "Political Theory II", "Methods II", "Political System of the Federal Republic of Germany II", "Comparison of Political Systems II", "International Relations II", "Politics and Gender Relations II", "European Integration", " Political Economy II ”,“ Conflicts and Conflict Regulation ”or“ Political Socialization ”you can deepen your chosen major and combine it with a study project that you have developed yourself.



The political science bachelor's degree qualifies you - depending on your focus - for activities in the professional fields

  • Policy advice
  • journalism
  • public relation
  • Management, administration and speaker activities
  • Political education, further education
  • science

For these professional fields you can work in national and international institutions and organizations (public and private administration, political parties, associations, companies, media, universities and research institutions).



General higher education entrance qualification or subject-related higher education entrance

qualification 1 or technical college entrance qualification or master craftsman's examination as well as comparable qualifications in professional advancement training or professionally qualified persons


1 The university decides on the validity of the subject binding for this course.

Course-specific knowledge and skills to be proven prior to admission

The prerequisite is proof of sufficient knowledge of English at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages .


If the required language skills are not available, enrollment is subject to the condition that proof is provided by re-registration for the 3rd semester.


Language level B2

The language level B2 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ??of the Council of Europe" is proven by fulfilling one of the following criteria:

  • School reports proving the foreign language for at least 5 years up to the degree that entitles you to university entrance. The final grade, if applicable the average grade of the last two years, must be at least the German grade 4 (sufficient) or 5 points. You can find out how to prove the foreign 

If you can not prove the language level from your school lessons, the following alternatives apply :

  • A course of at least two years at a secondary educational institution in which the language to be verified is the primary language of instruction
  • or one of the following language certificates (comparable certificates are subject to a case-by-case examination):



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