9 Reasons for Studying Political and Social Studies

Integrating Political Science and Sociology

With the integration of Political Science and Sociology, the Bachelor of Arts Degree Political and Social Studies (PSS) is designed to impart profound knowledge relevant to the fields of Political Science, Sociology and the Methods of Empirical Social Research within a six semester curriculum.

PSS: What's it about? (in German)

Enrolment without Numerus Clausus

As an equal opportunity advocate, the Institute's Bachelor of Arts Degree Program has no restriction on admission in regard to grade point average (no numerus clausus). You can commence your studies every winter semester. The official enrolment period starts in mid-July and ends by mid-October.

How to enrol (in German)

Würzburg – one of Germany's most beautiful University towns

If you need some time to relax after a full day of lectures and seminars, Würzburg, one of Germany's most beautiful University towns awaits you with it's vibrant nightlife including dozens of bars, clubs and restaurants, a quaint riverwalk, several cultural activities and magnificent historical sights.

Why Würzburg? (in German)

Opportunities to aspire to and reach individual goals abound!

Our Bachelor's Program Political and Social Studies opens up a wide range of exciting career opportunities and job possibilities.

Opportunities (in German)

Renowned Professors

You will be studying under the guidance and mentorship of renowned professors who will prepare you for a subsequent Social Science Masters Program or a wide array of professional careers.

Professors at IPS (in German)

Studying between tradition and modernity

Based at the University campus Wittelsbacherplatz a lively working environment will be awaiting you. The classical architecture of the main building fuses elegantly with the modern extension, which is home to the library, two state of the art auditoriums and the cafeteria with its scenic rooftop patio.

Explore the IPS building (in German)

Studying abroad

How about a semester abroad? As part of a network of prestigious European universities the Institute of Political Science and Sociology not only offers you the possibility but actually encourages you to gain experience by studying abroad.

How to study abroad (in German)

Combine PSS with other fields of study

Should you be interested in additional areas of study, there is no need to tie yourself down. Our Bachelor of Arts Degree Program may be combined with several other fields of study and in a variety of ways.

How to combine PSS with other fields of study (in German)

Many special events

The Institute of Political Science and Sociology regularly organizes lectures, conferences, conventions and excursions and welcomes renowned national and international experts, politicians, journalists and diplomats in Würzburg.

Special events (in German)