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Political Science/Economic Science *

State Examination (secondary school teaching) - Major Field

Note: This degree program will be discontinued in winter semester 2015/2016. As an alternative, the polyvalent dual-major bachelor's degree program Politics and Economic Science are available as degree components.
Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

10 semesters required for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

An application is not possible any more

Higher semesters:

free admission

Please note: University admission requirements may change up to the start of the application period.

Application period: First semester: An application is not possible any more
Higher semesters: Winter Semester: until 30.09., Summer Semester: until 31.03.
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Humanities

Political science aims at scientific analysis of the “political” in all of its facets. In particular, the course of study focuses on various forms of government, political institutions, and leadership structures, as well as their social and economic foundations and the values on which they are based. Owing to the methods applied and the questions dealt with in political science, the field has many points of contact with other disciplines, e.g., law, economics, history, sociology, and philosophy. This broad disciplinary scope led one of the early practitioners of political science (Arnold Bergstraesser) to refer to it as a “synoptic science.” However, the field has also been subject to an increasing specialization in the past decades. Today it is common to draw a basic distinction between the subdisciplines “political theory and the history of ideas,” “comparative government” or “comparative analysis of political systems,” and “international politics.” In basic terms, the field of political science deals, first, with the preconditions, criteria, and general framework of politics and political action, second, with the analysis of political processes, and third, with the study of special fields of politics, such as developmental politics, environmental politics, or gender politics. In the first case it is interested particularly in the legal, economic, and societal foundations of politics. The central concept in this context is “constitution,” both in a direct and a metaphorical sense. The analysis of political processes and their actors, on the other hand, focuses on the concepts of “power” and “conflict”: How do politicians acquire, maintain, and pass on power? How are conflicts dealt with and regulated in a national and international context? Finally, research on fields of politics concentrates on the actors involved in the particular fields and the question of how political decisions are reached and implemented in them. These three dimensions refer both to politics in the national and the international sphere. These three areas may be approached from an empirical, historical, or theoretical stance. In order to meet scientific standards, the political scientist must explain which approach is being applied and carefully document each step of the argumentation.

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise before, at the beginning and during your studies. The School of Education "Freiburg Advanced Centre of Education" (FACE) offers advice specifically for those interested in studying to become a teacher. If you have any further subject-specific questions, you can also contact the relevant student advisory service.

Departmental Academic Advising

Dr. Angela Geck
Seminar für Wissenschaftliche Politik
KG IV, Raum 4312
Rempartstraße 15
79085 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-3467  &

Im Büro in der Regel Mo und Mi, 14-15 Uhr

Freie Termine und Anmeldung siehe:


Per Zoom in der Regel Fr 14-15 Uhr

Freie Termine und Anmeldung siehe:


Examination Office

Werthmannstr.8/Rückgebäude, 79098 Freiburg

Bachelor- und Masterstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß GymPO I
Dr. Tobie Walther
Tel. 203-3221
Raum 02 010/2. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

Magister- und Promotionsstudiengang, Lehramtsstudiengang gemäß WPO
Annette Ehinger
Tel. 203-2011
Raum 03 011/3. OG
Sprechstunde: Dienstag 10.15-12.30 Uhr, Donnerstag 14.00-16.00 Uhr

Achtung: In der vorlesungsfreien Zeit gelten gesonderte Sprechstunden, bitte informieren Sie sich rechtzeitig vor einem Besuch.
* Subjects marked with a star are no longer available for selection by students beginning their studies.