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Political Science (B.A.) (2 subjects/teaching profession)


The degree programme in Political Science offers an insight into the fundamental issues, methods and areas of usage of the subject. To this end, Political Science examines the flow and results of political processes, their general institutional framework and the participating players. In addition, the fundamentals of Economic Science will be provided in order to prepare you to teach the subjects of Politics and Economics at secondary schools. Can be combined with six subjects.

Political Science
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (2 subjects/teaching profession)
Standard period of study:
6 semesters
Only the winter semester
Language of the programme:
restricted admission (application to the University)
Orientation events:
Orientation events are offered

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The bachelor’s programme for a teaching profession with political science as a teaching subject at the Gymnasium aims to give students the ability to independently conduct scientific work. They will acquire extensive knowledge in the basic terms as well as historical connections, methods and theories of political science and learn to apply these in a practice-oriented manner. The programme is divided into several compulsory, optional compulsory and advanced modules. An example of a course of study is found on the site of the Faculty of Social Sciences (see below).

This teaching subject combines the areas of Politics and Economy, which is why a specialisation in Economics is integrated. This specialisation comprises Economics, Business, Economic and Social History as well as Social Policy.

Some examples of subject focuses in Göttingen are the political system of Germany, party research, as well as political theory and the history of ideas.

Very good English skills are required for successful studies. Additional knowledge of other modern foreign languages is advantageous. Extensive knowledge in history, especially in recent and contemporary history, is required. Applicants whose knowledge in these areas is poor are recommended to attain proficiency before embarking on the bachelor’s programme.

Graduates of this programme will find work opportunities in schools, as soon as they have additionally completed the Master of Education as well as the required practical training (Referendariat).

Related and consecutive/graduate programmes


In the two-subject Bachelor's programme, two subjects are studied on equal terms.

A total of 180 credits are earned for the Bachelor's degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

The two subjects each account for 66 credits. The teaching profession profile accounts for 36 credits.

The teaching profession profile is divided into the following areas:

  • Didactics (6 C)
  • Educational Sciences and internships (20 C)
  • Electives (10 C)

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Combination of subjects for the teaching profession

Some combinations of subjects with Political Science must be approved:


Winter semester only
1st subject semester:
restricted admission (application to the University)
2nd to 6th subject semester:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)

Citizen from an EU country (including Germany and EEA) or holding a German university entrance qualification

Non-German citizens without a German educational qualification

Citizen from a non-EU country (or stateless person)


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