In the political sciences study program, you will concern yourself with
- Analysis and comparison of political systems
- Germany’s political system
- political theory
- international relations
To convey an adequate description of the concept of politics, it is examined on three levels in the course. Politics is about values and goals and it is a form of social action. The focus is on the political system represented by the state.
Political sciences at the University of Stuttgart resides in the Institute for Social Sciences, underlining that it is conceived as social science employing its scientific methods. The study program is therefore designed to be rather more empirical than hermeneutical.
Among basic prerequisites for success in studying this field is an interest in political science questions, the ability to observe and organize, as well as a good knowledge of English.