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Politics as subject in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme

Politics as subject in the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme
(Bachelor of Arts)

© Deutscher Bundestag, Lichtblick, Andi Hill
© Deutscher Bundestag, Lichtblick, Andi Hill
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Course type
undergraduate studies (2 subjects bachelor)
Standard Course Duration
6 semester
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German
Special Requirements

None

Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

The subject politics is offered as one of two subjects within the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme. Please note the subject combination options.

Political Science provides students with insight into political systems, political processes, policy and the theoretical and analytical relations of political organisations in modern societies. The focus is on academic discourse on political theories and contemporary decision-making processes. At Leibniz Universität Hannover, the subject of Political Science is offered on a wide scale, as recommended both nationally and internationally. In other words, the areas of Political Theory, Comparative Government, International Relations and Methods in Political Science are represented. These are supplemented by the Political Science Department’s areas of specialisation: Political Sociology, Policy Areas and Political Administration. Since the Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s Degree Programme is polyvalent, i.e. it has a teacher education option, the area of teaching political education is also represented.

Further information on the website of the programme Politics

Areas of Focus

  • History of political ideas and theories of politics
  • International relations
  • Methods of political science
  • Policy areas and political administration
  • Political sociology
  • Political systems and government
  • Teaching methodology
Course Content

The degree programme consists of an introductory module, fundamental compulsory modules on the political science specialisations and a module on methods of political science. Depending on students’ choice of subjects (Politics as a first or second subject) and study objective (Teacher Education or a non-school-based career), the degree programme is complemented by compulsory and compulsory elective modules (e.g. by Teaching Methodology, Education Systems and Socialisation Processes in the Teacher Education option or by Policy Areas and Political Administration and Political Sociology in the non-school-based option).

As part of the interdisciplinary bachelor's degree programme, students with a focus on teaching have to complete a non-school-based internship as well as a school internship, both lasting four weeks. The non-school-based internship helps students to get first work insights in the area of teaching, to check on their career aspiration. For students with an non-school-based focus, an eight-week non-school-based internship must be completed.

Politik als Erstfach:

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Pflichtmodule
  • Einführung in die Politische Wissenschaft (nur im 1. Semester, 8 LP)
  • Politische Ideengeschichte und Theorien der Politik (12 LP)
  • Politische Systeme und Regierungslehre (10 LP)
  • Politikwissenschaftliche Methoden im fächerübergreifenden Bachelor (10 LP)
  • Internationale Beziehungen, Weltgesellschaft, Europäische Integration (10 LP)
  • Fortsetzung Politikwissenschaftliche Methoden (10 LP)
Bachelorarbeit (10 LP)
Wahlmodule


Wahlpflichtmodul(e) je nach Studienziel (Lehramt oder außerschulisch)

Wahlpflichtmodul(e) je nach Studienziel (Lehramt oder außerschulisch)

 

Politik als Zweitfach:

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Pflichtmodule
  • Einführung in die Politische Wissenschaft (nur im 1. Semester, 8 LP)
  • Politische Ideengeschichte und Theorien der Politik (12 LP)
  • Politikwissenschaftliche Methoden im fächerübergreifenden Bachelor (10 LP)
  • Politische Systeme und Regierungslehre (10 LP)
  • Fortsetzung Politikwissenschaftliche methoden (10 LP)


Wahlmodule

Wahlpflichtmodul(e) je nach Studienziel (Lehramt oder außerschulisch)

Wahlpflichtmodul(e) je nach Studienziel (Lehramt oder außerschulisch)

Recommended Abilities
  • The willingness to explore political science topics and texts
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good communication skills
  • Teacher Education option: an interest in working with pupils at a later stage
Career Opportunities
  • National and international political institutions, organisations and facilities
  • Political parties, associations and administrative bodies
  • Media enterprises
  • Teaching position at a grammar school (after completing the relevant Master’s degree programme)
Possible Further Degree Programmes

Under certain conditions, admission to the following Master's programme is also possible. More detailed information can be found in the respective admission regulations. If you have any questions, please contact the course advice of the desired Master's programme:

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

Some subjects in the interdisciplinary Bachelor are restricted (Biology, Performing Arts, German Studies (school subject: German), English Studies (school subject: English), Geography, History, Music, Political Science, Study of Religions (school subject: Ethics), Spanish Studies (school subject: Spanish) and Sports (school subject: Physical Education).

Other subjects are admission-free (Chemistry, Computer Science, Protestant Theology (school subject: Protestant Religious Education), Catholic Theology (school subject: Catholic Religious Education), Mathematics, Philosophy and Physics).

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulation.

Note: The admission regulations reflect the legally prescribed subject combinations in the Master regulation of Lower Saxony.
All currently possible subject combinations can be found under "Combinations".

Application Deadlines

Application dates for a subject combination with at least one restricted subject:

First-year students
(Application for the first semester is only possible for the winter semester)

  • Applicants from Germany and other EU countries: June 1st – July 15th of the year
  • Applicants from outside the European Union: April 15th – May 31st of the year

Students resuming their studies and transfer students (application in a higher semester)

  • Everyone: June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • Everyone: December 1st - January 15th of the year for the summer semester

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