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Political Science / Social Sciences, Department

Fakultät Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg

Fakultät Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Lehreinheit Politikwissenschaft
Feldkirchenstr. 21
D-96045 Bamberg
Telephone: +49 951 863-2501

Uni Bamberg
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Basic information

Total number of students

Teaching in core subjects

  • Germany: 12.8%
  • EU: 14.1%
  • International relations: 12.8%
  • Comparison of political systems: 21.8%
  • Methods/statistics: 12.8%
  • Theory/intellectual history: 12.8%
  • Other fields/didactics: 12.8%

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase
10/14 points

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Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees

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Graduations in appropriate time, master's

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Job market- and career-orientation

Bachelor theses in cooperation with work environment
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Master theses in cooperation with work environment
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Third party funds per academic
46.4 T€

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Research reputation
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Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support

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Support for stays abroad

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Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students
Teacher qualification programmes
TQ degree: State Exam
Teacher qualification centre
Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German)

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

Special features regarding teaching

Bamberg Political Science is characterised by an excellent supervision ratio. The teaching concepts used are interdisciplinary, research-oriented and internationally oriented. We teach Political Science as an empirical social science, so that students learn political content and innovative teaching methods in a practice-oriented way. Students are taught by internationally successful top researchers and can also gain an insight into research as part of numerous third-party-funded projects.

Exchange universities for stay abroads

University of Helsinki - Swedish School of Social Sciences, Finnland; Institut d'-Etudes Politiques de Lille - Sciences Po Lille, Frankreich; National University of Ireland, Galway, Irland; Universität Warschau, Polen; Istanbul Bilgi University, Türkei; University of Essex, Vereinigtes Königreich; University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Griechenland; Aston University, Vereinigtes Königreich; Sophia University, Japan; Ming Chuan University, Taiwan; The American University, Washington D.C., USA

Special features regarding research activities

Collective Actors (several DFG projects), European Union; Interest Groups; Human Rights Policy, International Institutions; Coalitions; Parliaments; Parties; Political Attitudes; Political Representation; Electoral Behaviour; Migration, Agent-based Modelling, Political Epistemology, Populism.

Support for founders

The University of Bamberg generally offers a comprehensive range of advice, workshops and information material for students to help them set up a business.

Other special features

Political Science can be studied as a major subject with 180, 150 and 75 ECTS credits and as a minor subject with 45 or 30 ECTS credits. In view of the numerous externally funded projects, many students can be given the opportunity to participate in research projects. The high recreational value of the city of Bamberg offers a good balance to the studies and promotes the cohesion among the students.

Further information on research activities



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Last Update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education