Politics (B.A.) | Sustainable Development

Bachelor’s degree program

Do you believe that there is an urgent need to make our society more sustainable? Are you fascinated by the role of bottom-up initiatives for more sustainability? Would you like to take on responsibility and bring people together? But do you also want to understand the global context of sustainable development? Then this program is just right for you!

This degree program combines basic political science modules with special modules on aspects of sustainability, starting with theoretical and political aspects of global responsibility and options for fairer and more sustainable value chains. With an interdisciplinary approach, the program combines social, political and sustainability research with concrete impulses for political change. During your semester abroad, you can deepen your skills at one of our partner universities.

Career Opportunities

  • CSR consultant
  • NGO Manager
  • Political advisor
  • Politician
  • Activist
  • Research assistant for politicians
  • Auditor for sustainability

Head of degree program

Prof. Dr. Nadja Meisterhans

Politics | Sustainable Development – Everything at a glance

Application deadline

EU: Sept. 1, non-EU: July 15 or later, depending on the visa process of the home country

Start of studies

End of September

Duration of study

6 semesters

Tuition fee

EU: 790 € / month
Non-EU: 1090 € / month

ECTS points

180

Teaching language

English + other language courses

Practice

Company projects, practical semester and semester abroad

Lectures

Mondays to Fridays (and block seminars)



Politics | Sustainable Development – Structure first year – 60 ECTS

  • 6 ECTS – Introduction to International Relations
  • 6 ECTS – Political Philosophy
  • 6 ECTS – Citizenship
  • 4 ECTS – Civic Society
  • 8 ECTS – Introduction to Science and Empirical Research (1st and 2nd semester)
  • 4 ECTS – German / English as a Foreign Language 1.1
  • 6 ECTS – Transforming Global Value Chains
  • 6 ECTS – Comparative Politics
  • 6 ECTS – Feminist, Postcolonial and Intersectional Perspectives
  • 4 ECTS – Strategic Practice
  • 4 ECTS – German / English as a Foreign Language 1.2

Politics | Sustainable Development – second year – 60 ECTS

  • 6 ECTS – Sustainable Development
  • 6 ECTS – Area Studies
  • 6 ECTS – Public Policy & Political Organizations
  • 12 ECTS – Community Project (3rd and 4th semester)
  • 4 ECTS – Policy Simulation (3rd and 4th semester)
  • 4 ECTS – Foreign Language 2.1
  • 6 ECTS – Planetary Economics
  • 6 ECTS – Autonomous Module
  • 6 ECTS – Ethics
  • 4 ECTS – Foreign Language 2.2 or Host Language

Politics | Sustainable Development – third year – 60 ECTS

  • 6 ECTS – Regional Aspects of Politics
  • 6 ECTS – Politics Elective
  • 6 ECTS – Elective
  • 6 ECTS – International Project
  • 6 ECTS – Foreign Language 2.3
  • 18 ECTS – Internship
  • 12 ECTS – Bachelor Thesis including its defense