Go to content

Political Science B.A.


Combined Bachelor of Arts

Program structure

Combinatorial degree programs: These programs combine either a bachelor's subject with a second major subject, or a bachelor's subject with two minor subjects.
You can choose (almost) all the subjects offered by the three philosophical faculties. In addition, second majors and minors can be chosen in business administration, economics, business information systems (only as a second major), and it may be possible to apply for a second major or minor in further subjects.

Subject are put together in the following combinations:

  • either: 1 bachelor's subject (including the thesis) + 1 second major
  •  or: 1 bachelor's subject (including the thesis) + 2 minor subjects

List of subjects involved

Special features

Not specified


The content foci in the bachelor's program are in accordance with the research and teaching foci of Regensburg Political Science: Political Philosophy and History of Ideas, Comparative Political Science with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe as well as Western European states and the European Union, International Politics with a focus on transatlantic relations and the international order.

The teaching focus of the Methods Professorship is on qualitative and quantitative methods as well as their application in political science subfields such as political sociology, the analysis and comparison of political systems, or international politics.

Professional prospects / competencies

Basic knowledge and skills: Knowledge of the basic concepts of the historically most important political theories, knowledge of lines of argumentation in the history of ideas as well as traditional and contemporary ideologies; knowledge of the most important political science theories, concepts, statements and results; knowledge of structure of the most important political systems of the present, ability to make analytical comparisons, also with regard to their legal, economic and social structure; knowledge of the most important structural principles of international relations, their theories and overview of the most important conflicts.

Job-related competencies: Ability to collect, organize and process information; competence to analyze comprehensive political, economic and social phenomena; ability to quickly situate new issues in known contexts; ability to clearly reason about complex problems; mastery of scientific methodology; multidisciplinary thinking.

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

An internship is highly recommended!
An internship of at least 4 weeks that relates to political science (e.g. with a union, foundation, party, public institution, social, international or humanitarian establishment, business, etc.) can be credited with 5 ECTS points.

Disciplines involved

Not specified

Program duration / standard period of study

The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 6 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

180 ECTS credits overall;
comprising 90 ECTS credits in the bachelor's subject, 60 ECTS credits in the second subject and 30 ECTS credits in each minor subject

Language of instruction

German, in the elective area occasionally English

Program can be started

In the winter and summer semester

What qualities do I need to have?

Interest in politics and the principles of the political (e.g. rule, organization and control of social coexistence, etc.); ability to think analytically and problem-oriented; willingness to read.

Restricted admittance

No, this program does not have restricted admission based on grades.

Legal requirements for admission

General university entrance qualification, a subject-linked university entrance qualification or a vocational qualification.

Application deadline(s)

An application is not necessary, as the program is not admission restricted.

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

Information on the dates for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Language skills needed

No language certificates are required

Information on German language certificates for international applicants

Documents needed (to apply / register)

Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Information on the application documents for international applicants

Contact within the faculty


Prof. Dr. Alexander Straßner
Philosophy/ Theology building, room 3.1.11
Phone +49941 943-3527
E-Mail: alexander.strassner@ur.de


Study Programs at UR