At the Institute of Political Science, excellence in research is combined with dedicated teaching and practice-oriented applications, all of which comprise an important part of the education of political scientists, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research and teaching at the Institute focuses on the following main areas: the Swiss political system, comparative politics, European and environmental policy, and political sociology. In line with the implementation of the Bologna Process requirements, the Institute offers a bachelor’s degree in the social sciences as well as two master’s programs – political science and Swiss and comparative politics.
For admission to a master degree course, you must have a foreign degree from a recognised university with a course of studies of at least three years. Courses at the level of further education (Executive Master) are not recognised.
Language skills - German
We require no proof of German language skills from applicants at master level. Some master degree courses are taught in English, others mainly in German. If you want to study with us, you are responsible for ensuring that you master the language of instruction.
No work experience is required.
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