With Political Science in Bamberg you are making the right choice! Here you will find ideal study conditions, professional expertise and an attractive university environment - and all this in one of the most beautiful places to study in Germany.
Our understanding of political science
At Bamberg, we understand political science as an empirical social science: we conceive of politics as a dynamic process at the micro and macro levels. We try to analyze these processes by testing theories with the help of appropriate empirical methods.
In Bamberg, you will therefore also have the opportunity to acquire advanced methods of quantitative and qualitative data analysis, to reflect on them in terms of scientific theory, and to apply them in practice.
Excellent research - research-oriented teaching
As a research location for political science, our institute occupies top national and international positions, such as the recent Shanghai ranking or the large number of currently ongoing research projects and recent publications.
You will also benefit from this: through research-oriented teaching with direct insights into current projects, access to freshly available primary data, as well as a variety of doctoral perspectives (for example at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Science) following the master's program.
Ideal study conditions
We offer personalized mentoring, an excellent supervisory relationship with close contact with faculty, and excellent networking opportunities with other students. You will spend a large part of your studies in small group seminars.
Our institute is large enough to offer a variety of courses on current topics. At the same time, we maintain a family atmosphere and understand study as a mutual exchange at eye level
Top scores in rankings
Diverse everyday university life
Whether first semester introduction days, panel discussions, career and internship evenings or our annual summer party: There is always something going on! Studying Political Science in Bamberg means more than just learning: Become part of the lively Bamberg community, talk and shape things, and get involved in one of the numerous student working groups, for example the AK Pol.
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The World Heritage is our campus
Bamberg is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Whether it's the historic city center with UNESCO World Heritage status, distinctive green spaces in ERBA Park and Hain, or the lively pub and gastro culture: Bamberg has something to offer for everyone! The nearby Franconian Switzerland is also a popular excursion destination with many sports and leisure activities as well as real nature highlights.