The Department of Political Science and Public Administration offers a range of internationally accredited bachelor's and master's programmes with different emphases on the relationship between politics and governance, and national and international policy. Within these programmes there is special attention for issues such as the welfare state and socio-economic redistribution, policing, sustainability, national and international security, and European integration.
Our education is characterised by its clear structure, intensive guidance, enthusiastic teachers, and its small scale and interdisciplinary offering. Additionally, its strong international orientation is reflected in the high number of international researchers and students.
The multidisciplinary approach of Public Administration becomes visible in the teaching of courses on governance, organisation, management, society and politics, policy and decision-making, law, culture and communication, market and government, philosophy and integrity. The broad and international orientation of Political Science is reflected in subjects such as international relations, comparative European politics, global political economy, and political theory. As of 2016, The Department of Public Administration and Political Science also makes a crucial contribution to the courses of the international bachelor's program Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). This degree programme is offered together with the Faculty of Humanities and the School of Business and Economics. More specific information about our programmes can be found by clicking on the links below.