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


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.
Table of combinations

Detailed information for international applicants

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. In addition, it is possible to combine this RUB subject with the B.A. "Musikwissenschaft" at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen across locations.

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

Marcus Reinecke, M. A.
Building, Room: GD 1/159
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-28750
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Sozialwissenschaft
Building, Room: GD 03/137
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25418
Website Fachschaft