Politics, Economy and Society

... looks into questions such as ...

  • How do economy and politics interact?
  • Which part does labour play?
  • What is globalisation?
  • How does socio-scientific research work?
  • Which specific perspectives and explanations do economy, sociology and political science provide?

Degree programmes


Politics, Economy and Society, Bachelor 2 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

students have the opportunity to study and apply society, politics, and economy in a joint perspective and in combination with the minor degree course.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Labour, economic and organisational processes
  • Globalisation and international relations
  • Policy areas and public finances
  • Socio-scientific education

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
good English-language skills and adequate understanding of mathematics

... enjoy:
analysing social, economic and political coexistence of humans

... struggle through:
different perspectives and controversial statements

Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in corporate management and consultancy
  • in politics and the public sector
  • in the educational sector
  • in a teaching positions at comprehensive schools (Gesamtschule) and grammar schools (Gymnasium)

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done during the degree course.
Duration: 6 weeks

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done from the 4th semester.
Duration: 1 semester

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Achim Henkel
Building, Room: GC 04/306
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22474
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Sozialwissenschaft
Building, Room: GC 04/150
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25418
Website Fachschaft


Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 6 semesters
Classroom language: German

2-Subject Bachelor Programme: This degree programme requires a second subject.
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